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Huawei set to launch cloud data services in Africa in March 2019

Huawei is preparing for a March launch for its cloud data services in Africa. The company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centres in Johannesburg initially and later Cape Town. Huawei will deploy localised public cloud services based on local industry policies, customer requirements and partner conditions. Globally, Huawei […]


Ruckus Networks introduces ICX 7850 switch for edge-to-core networks

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has announced the availability of its new ICX 7850 switch: an edge-to-core solution for the next decade of enterprise networking. Ruckus’ stackable ICX 7850 delivers high-density aggregation for 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE using existing customer investment in fibre cabling, making it suitable for large, secure enterprise edge networks in education, […]


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 […]


DigiPlex opens new colo hall in its Stockholm data centre

DigiPlex, a Nordic leader for innovative, sustainable and secure data centres, has opened a new server hall in its Stockholm data centre to meet increasing customer demand. The new hall is tailored for customers with one or more server racks, who want their IT environment housed in one of Sweden’s most secure and environmentally efficient […]


Blancco research reveals cost of outdated IT equipment to data centres

New research launched by Blancco Technology Group, a leader in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, has outlined the staggering cost to global organisations of old, outdated IT equipment cluttering up data centres. A survey of 600 data centre experts from APAC, Europe and North America reveals that two in five organisations that store their data […]


West Africa Cable System Upgrade II is completed by Huawei Marine

Huawei Marine has completed the West Africa Cable System (WACS) Upgrade II. The project was signed a year ago before being put into commercial use last October. The upgrade realised 32*100G wavelengths configured on the longest optically amplified single fibre span stretching 11,500km from South Africa to Portugal. As the longest 100G submarine cable system […]


Dell EMC expands data protection capabilities

Dell EMC has announced new and enhanced capabilities to the Dell EMC Data Domain and Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) portfolio of backup storage appliances designed to offer organisations real-world flexibility and value with expanded multi-cloud capabilities and improved performance. The enhancements also provide mid-sized organisations and remote offices of larger organisations with more choice and […]


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. […]


Oracle announces availability of data centre in the UAE

Oracle has announced the immediate availability of its new data centre in Abu Dhabi, which will offer public cloud applications services to customers in the UAE and wider Middle East. The Abu Dhabi data centre will support the rapid adoption of Oracle Cloud in the UAE and act as a key catalyst for the implementation […]


Redstor adds new data centre in South Africa following high demand

Redstor, a leading cloud data management SaaS business with technology developed in South Africa, is expanding operations by adding a new data centre in Johannesburg. The decision to take up a presence in Teraco Data Environments, Isando, follows unprecedented demand for the company’s disruptive data management platform. Paul Evans, CEO and co-founder of Redstor, said: […]


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