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DataStax announces results of survey on IT architecture modernisation trends

DataStax, the company behind a leading database built on Apache Cassandra, has announced results from an IT Architecture Modernization Trends survey, showing that 99% of IT execs report challenges with architecture modernisation and 98% report challenges with their corporate data architectures (data silos). Vendor lock-in (95%) was of particular concern among respondents. The survey, conducted […]


Wasabi Technologies CEO on why businesses need to love data storage

David Friend, CEO and co-founder of Wasabi Technologies, talks us through his views on data storage and the future of the ‘bottomless cloud’. Data is at the very heart of contemporary enterprise, particularly when it comes to Big Tech i.e. Facebook, Google, Amazon. Even manufacturers that produce and distribute physical goods, such as Unilever, could […]


How to ensure your digital clutter doesn’t cloud data security practices

The growth of data, and the expectation for it to always be available, combined with a startling number of global cybersecurity breaches have helped refocus efforts around data management. Not having an effective business continuity plan in place to safeguard data from loss, theft, or corruption could see an organisation suffer significant financial and reputational […]


TFG Group sees significant improvement in performance and availability

As one of South Africa’s leading retailers, the TFG Group needed a robust storage infrastructure to guarantee high-performance and 24/7 availability of applications for forecasting and customer management. By partnering with Pure Storage, TFG now has a modern storage infrastructure that is reliable and offers sub-millisecond latencies. In addition, with the Pure Evergreen Storage business […]


Ankabut selected as Dell Technologies cloud service provider in the UAE

The Emirates Advanced National Research and Education Network (Ankabut) has achieved Dell Technologies Cloud Service Provider status in the UAE. Ankabut will now be able to provide educational institutions with Dell Technologies’ foundational cloud service offerings.  Taking a step forward in strengthening the collaboration between the UAE government, industry and academia, the Emirates Advanced National Research […]


Bahrain Bourse turns to AWS Cloud Technology to enhance performance 

Bahrain Bourse has announced that it has started migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS) due to the increased availability and security it will get and to increase its application speed and performance, while reducing operational costs. The first phase of the migration includes moving backup and Disaster Recovery solutions to the cloud, with plans to […]


Seera Group selects AWS as its preferred cloud provider

Middle East’s leading travel group achieves 65% improvement in application performance with AWS, allowing it to respond faster to customer needs. Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced that Seera Group (formerly Al Tayyar Travel Group), one of the leading providers of travel services in the Middle East and North Africa, has selected […]


Why you should use a backup solution to protect your cloud data

Many organisations believe that, once their data is in the cloud, their worries are over. Simon Hwang, APAC President from Synology, however gives convincing reasons for organisations to invest in a cloud backup solution to create a fool-proof situation around their data. As a region, the Middle East has its own set of compliances and […]


Six Degrees adds significant public cloud support capabilities to G-Cloud 11

UK-based managed service provider, Six Degrees, has announced that public sector customers will be able to benefit from a comprehensive range of cloud services offered via the G-Cloud 11 framework. Six Degrees has added 54 new services to G-Cloud 11, taking the total number of services offered through the framework to 80. Significantly, Six Degrees […]


loveholidays sees uplift in partner traffic with Rackspace and Google Cloud

Rackspace has supported the migration of loveholidays, the UK’s fastest growing online travel agency, to Google Cloud Platform in under six months. By designing a scalable base on Google Cloud, the new infrastructure now allows loveholidays to handle seven-fold more partner traffic. In an industry where customer experience is paramount, loveholidays has built a competitive […]


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