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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 […]


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 […]


Altran and Wind River launch end-to-end NFV platform

Altran, a global leader in Engineering and R&D services, has announced it is using Wind River Titanium Cloud to develop an end-to-end network functions virtualisation (NFV) solution. By incorporating NFV in the data centre and at the network edge, Altran and Wind River can empower telecom operators to lower costs, accelerate service delivery and ensure […]


Consider the security implications for payroll when adopting cloud solutions

The recent launch of two multinational data centres in South Africa has placed renewed focus on the benefits that the cloud can provide businesses. Ian McAlister, General Manager of HR at payroll specialists CRS Technologies South Africa, believes that when it comes to sensitive payroll data, there are caveats to be aware of when migrating […]


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