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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 […]


Obsidian to support AWS drive at Summit 2019

Leading open source technology and services provider, Obsidian Systems, in partnership with established operators Atlassian, Redis Labs, Cloudera and Autumn Leaf, is a sponsor at the 2019 AWS Summit scheduled for July 11 in Cape Town. Obsidian will present to delegates on how it can help teams to get their code to AWS, the best […]


Atos expands strategic partnership with Google Cloud

Atos, a global leader in Digital Transformation, has strengthened its strategic partnership with Google Cloud with two high-performance regional extensions of existing Google Cloud data centres in Frankfurt (Germany) and Ashburn VA (North America), to support Oracle database customers. These two regional extensions will be equipped with Atos’ high-performance BullSequana S servers and will enable […]


A10 Networks extends cloud portfolio with container-based solutions

Thunder containers solutions enhance application performance and security for multi-cloud environments A10 Networks has announced a cloud-ready, light-weight set of container-based solutions to provide secure application services. They offer the industry’s highest performing container solutions with up to 200 Gbps of throughput for A10 Networks’ Thunder Application Delivery Controller (ADC), Carrier-Grade Networking (CGN) and Convergent Firewall […]


Editor’s Question: How has the cloud impacted data centres?

For this month’s Editor’s Question, we asked industry experts ‘how has the cloud impacted data centres?’. Here’s what they had to say… Scott Gordon, (CISSP) CMO, Pulse Secure Data centres must up security to ride the hybrid wave In Q318, for the first time, quarterly vendor revenues from IT infrastructure product sales into cloud environments […]


Storex offers disruptive ICT Infrastructure lifecycle extension services

Storex, specialists in multi-vendor infrastructure lifecycle extension management, says that on average, most displaced OEM estates have not even reached 40% of the potential capacity before being replaced. Jan Beukes, CEO and founder, says that throughout the Middle East and Africa, many organisations have a surplus of infrastructure capacity that is not being optimised properly. […]


Microsoft launches two new cloud data centre regions in UAE

Microsoft has launched new cloud regions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai that will accelerate Digital Transformation to help enable job creation, entrepreneurship and economic growth across the Middle East. Data residency in the UAE will help enable government organisations and enterprises to comply with in-country regulatory frameworks and increase the opportunities for cloud adoption. Microsoft […]


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 […]


Local Azure data centres to drive cloud growth

Earlier this year saw the launch of Microsoft data centres in South Africa. Located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, this world-class cloud infrastructure that will power emerging cloud, AI and edge computing innovations across the continent. Azure is the first of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud services to be delivered from the new data centres, with  Office […]


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