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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 […]


Dell EMC expert on how to transform the workplace productivity

Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC, believes we are about to become immersed in a world of ‘smart living’ at home and ‘intelligent working’ in the workplace as we embark on the next era of human machine partnerships. Here he makes some insightful predictions not just about the […]


Opengear CTO on datacentre trends we can expect to see in 2019

Marcio Saito, CTO of Opengear, provides his 2019 predictions for the datacentre landscape.  General IT (2019: another step in the move towards the edge) In general IT, there has been much talk in the past years about the reversal of the pendulum: If in the past decade IT complexity has moved to the core of […]


Expert: Why data centre design and build is evolving exponentially

Jos Baart, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Flexenclosure, talks to Intelligent CIO Europe to inform enterprises about how the data landscape is evolving and assures them that the future of reliable data centre construction is secure. With new data centre capacity needed at an ever-accelerating rate, rushing the delivery of a new facility significantly increases […]


Cloud services dominate 2018, according to Elingo expert

Karl Reed, Chief Solutions Officer at Elingo, looks at how cloud services have dominated 2018. Even though many organisations have discussed migrating to the cloud for the past several years, 2018 has seen a significant push towards these services. Part of this can be attributed to wanting to see whether the hype is justified while […]


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