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Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Systems Engineer, looks at the rise of Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre. Artificial Intelligence has rapidly become a leading driver of innovation, creating competitive advantages and new business opportunities. The proliferation of data is enabling breakthroughs across disparate industries, from transportation and […]


Four problems to avoid in order to have a successful AIOps integration

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Systems Engineer, says you need to avoid four common problems in order to have a successful AIOps integration. The explosion in operational data and Machine Learning compute capacity is finally enabling AIOps – Artificial Intelligence for Operations. But like many other technologies, AIOps fits within a larger organisational […]


PBT Group expert discusses why data clouds are gathering

While the march to the cloud continues, business decision-makers are recognising that such a complex migration cannot happen overnight. Here, Julian Thomas, Principle Consultant at South Africa-based data solutions specialist, the PBT Group, talks to us about some of the influencing factors to a more slow-paced transition. The tech industry has seen a whirlwind of […]


eHosting DataFort expert on managing outdated equipment in the data centre

Ganesh Bhat, Head of Data Centres, eHosting DataFort, discusses what best practice approach data centre managers should take to managing outdated equipment. Any industrial plant that runs for years lowers the efficiency. Data centres are the IT industry’s power house which is expected to run most efficiently. Data centres support an organisation’s mission critical infrastructure […]


EkkoSense expert calls for real-time thermal and power measurements

EkkoSense’s Dr Stu Redshaw, explains why it’s time for data centre operations to ditch their spreadsheets and start paying attention to much more granular, real-time thermal and power measurements. Ask any operations team if their data centre rooms are fully performance-optimised and the answer will invariably be yes. However, despite the best efforts of FM […]


Juniper Networks expert on top to bottom success in the enterprise WAN

Mike Bushong, Vice President, Enterprise and Cloud Marketing, Juniper Networks, talks us through the Juniper Networks approach to ensuring top to bottom success in the enterprise WAN. Multi cloud has changed the world and as much as the transition is impacting the inside of the modern data centre, it is reshaping the networks between them. […]


MapR expert on the growing trend towards ‘dataware’

Pinakin Patel, Head of Solutions Engineering at MapR, explores the growing trend towards a new type of data middleware – aka ‘dataware’ – that is designed to do for data what middleware did for operating systems and applications.  Information Technology has an overriding progression centred on performance and efficiency. The mainframes of the 1970s moved to […]


Veeam expert on data availability in a digital world

With several multinational data centres set to arrive in South Africa over the coming 18 months, businesses and consumers alike are starting to view the cloud and the availability of data differently. Kate Mollett, Regional Manager for Africa South at Veeam, tells us more. South Africa is a country set to enter an exciting new […]


Hyve Managed Hosting expert on determining data centre locations

Jon Lucas, Director at Hyve Managed Hosting, discusses some of the key factors which determine the locations of data centres. With the amount of data being created rapidly growing and affecting businesses of all sizes, here are the ‘four C’s’ that should be noted when deciding where to locate a physical data centre. 1) Connectivity […]


Nlyte Software expert on ‘a year of change in the data centre’

Mark Gaydos, Chief Marketing Officer, Nlyte Software, looks at the difficulties of keeping track of the data estate as the data centre is in a constant state of flux. He looks towards 2019 as data centre managers are searching for new comprehensive solutions to bring to the front and centre, that are not only cost-effective […]


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