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Five benefits of colocation: Why it should be part of your hybrid cloud strategy

To better understand why colocation as part of a hybrid cloud strategy is a better alternative to developing and delivering new technologies and services, Chris Huggett, Senior Vice President, EMEA and India at Sungard AS, looks at five key benefits. In a bid to remain competitive, reliance on new on-demand technology services continues to increase, […]


Seacom’s partnership with Raxio Data Centre will boost connectivity solutions in Uganda

Leading Pan-African service provider, SEACOM, has talked of its planned partnership with Raxio Data Centre Ltd, Uganda’s first carrier-neutral, enterprise-grade data centre scheduled to launch in Q1 2020. At the forefront of driving connectivity in Africa, SEACOM recently launched enterprise connectivity solutions in Uganda. Raxio Uganda’s world-class facility will become the cornerstone of digitisation in […]


three6five reshapes managed services with toolkit

Network specialists, three6five has announced details of a managed services toolkit, that it believes will reshape the managed services market. “What we have seen from other large IT networking and security players is a very reactive managed services offering, invariably backed by a big master service agreement that only covers monitoring, break and replacement and […]


Nexans appoints new Managing Director for Middle East and Africa

Nexans, a global leader in cables and cabling systems, has appointed Arafat Yousef as Managing Director of the LAN Systems Business Unit in Middle East and Africa (MEA). In his new role, Arafat will be responsible for driving Nexans Cabling Solutions’ business growth, strengthening its channel network and expanding the company’s reach by focusing on […]


Sparkle selects Djibouti Data Center as its IP hub in Africa

Sparkle, a leading international service provider in Italy and among the top 10 global operators, has announced it has moved its Djibouti Point of Presence (PoP) into the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) selecting it as Sparkle’s IP hub for its expansion to East and South Africa. The Djibouti Data Center is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral data […]


First awards ceremony for the data centre and cloud sector in Africa

Datacloud Africa Leadership Summit has launched a new awards ceremony to recognise data centre and cloud excellence during the last 12 months across the African continent. Nominations are now open for the inaugural Datacloud Africa Awards which will be held on the evening of September 26 where winners will be announced in the following categories: […]


Ageing networks can hamper cloud performance

The cloud, IoT and even hyperconverged infrastructure require a robust and solid network to relay the information to and from the data centre they are connected to. But an old, legacy network can severely hamper this and lead to downtime and sub-standard connections, which is why Netshield South Africa is offering businesses an alternative, to […]


Paratus rolls out fibre infrastructure in Gobabis, Namibia

Paratus Africa, a private telecommunications operator in Namibia, is offering its standard range of fibre packages to Gobabis businesses and residents. Paratus has completed a national fibre project, connecting from the WACS landing station in Swakopmund eastward to the border of Botswana and dropped off in various towns en-route, of which Gobabis was one. Gobabis […]


CMC Networks solve African cross-border cloud connectivity issues

CMC Networks, a global telecommunications carrier, says Teraco’s Africa Cloud Exchange will play an important role in its recently launched Multi Cloud Connect solution, enabling its customers direct connection to AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure Express Route cloud platforms across multiple countries in Africa. Marisa Trisolino, CEO, CMC Networks, says that as the largest […]


Arcserve enables system with continuous data protection

Arcserve has announced the newest version of Arcserve Replication and High Availability (RHA), which delivers high availability combined with heartbeat-powered automatic failover, and continuous data protection for Windows and Linux applications and systems on-premises, remote, and in the cloud. With this release, Arcserve RHA adds full system high availability for Linux, extends its full system […]


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