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‘It’s better to move to the cloud, says Head of IaaS at Vox

Barry Kemp, Head of IaaS at Vox, believes South African businesses need to move to the cloud rather than storing data on-premise. We believe that it is better to move to the cloud than being on-premise. Any business in South Africa that is not looking at moving to the cloud is making a big mistake […]


‘It’s time to act on POPIA’, says Xperien CEO

The uncontrolled data growth urgently requires new corporate policies for data storage and retention. The information regulator is pushing for the remaining provisions of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) to be finalised and come into effect by April 1. The chairperson of the Information Regulator, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, has already sent a request […]


Gartner predicts the future of IT operations

Mark Cleary, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner, supports the idea of turning digital disruption into infrastructure-led disruption as this leads to business value. Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders have a unique opportunity in deciding what role they will play when Digital Transformation takes place within the context of technology disruption: Move to the forefront of infrastructure-led […]


Experts discuss the benefits of moving public apps to an on-premise environment

The global findings of Nutanix’s second global Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report found that 84% of respondents in South Africa (compared to 73% globally and 71% across EMEA) are either moving public apps back to on-premise environments or planning to do so. Industry experts discuss these results in more detail. Ian Jansen […]


Mastering the complexity of multi-cloud in 2020

As enterprises’ demands look set to continue maturing this year, they are better able to distinguish between cloud platforms and identify which ones work best for their applications. “It’s no longer about moving to cloud, it’s about which cloud,” said Andrew Cruise, Managing Director at Routed, Africa’s only vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider. “Now that […]


The rise of data centres in Africa

Now and again, a new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution sees a combination of factors unite to create a ‘perfect storm’ of demand – one that is exacerbated by the various vendors’ inability to keep pace with it. One such industry is the multi-tenant colocation data centre market in Africa, which is poised on […]


Azure to transform local business in 2020, says Altron Karabina expert

Paul Morgan, Business Unit Lead – Data, Planning and Analytics at Altron Karabina, unpacks the business benefits of including data warehousing platforms in the transition to the cloud. The cloud journey of most local companies has centred around the migration of on-premise virtual environments. But with the local Microsoft Azure data centres approaching their one-year […]


Experts discuss the importance of a collaborative approach in the data centre industry

Last November, BRE Global announced the release of the Data Centre Annex Pilot which is to be used alongside the BREEAM New Construction International manual. The Annex provides data centre buildings with the ability to assess and improve their sustainability and environmental performance against the current BREEAM New Construction International manual for new-build projects around […]


Infinidat expert on what to expect in data storage this year

Eran Brown, EMEA CTO, Infinidat, gives his predictions for data storage for 2020. Last year saw significant changes in the cloud and nothing tells the story better than a quick straw poll survey. At every event I spoke at in the last year, across Europe, I asked these questions: Do you see your business units […]


Improve your data centre operation with lithium-ion batteries

Mark Hurley, Solutions Architect at Schneider Electric, acknowledges UPS batteries are one of the most critical components in any data centre operation; however, they can still be the weakest link.


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