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How far will Edge Computing be the biggest driver of new data centres?

For this month’s Editor’s Question we have put the focus on Edge Computing, following research carried out by Business Critical Solutions (BCS), which found that half of respondents said they believed that Edge Computing would be the biggest driver of new data centres. The Summer Report, now in its 10th year, was undertaken by independent […]


Energy storage project offers potential for data centres

The data centre industry is continuing to explore innovative ways to reduce its carbon footprint, amid pressure from various authorities. Robbert Hoeffnagel of Green IT Amsterdam talks us through the findings of an energy storage project which took place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam and the implications of this for the future of […]


Red Hat offers Linux experience to every enterprise, cloud and workload

From bare-metal servers and Linux containers to public and private clouds, a world-leading enterprise, Linux platform drives new levels of intelligence, automation and developer productivity, delivering a more consistent business foundation. Red Hat, a world leader in open source solutions, has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, the operating system designed […]


CIO discusses factors driving global co-location data centre market

Chris Fielding, CIO, Sungard Availability Services, talks about the predicted evolution of the data centre landscape and the benefits of colocation. For many organisations, it’s just not feasible to fund, build and staff a state-of-the-art data centre facility, complete with heating, cooling, power and network connectivity. For one, a data centre needs to be as […]


Oracle’s Derek Bose on realising the full value of IT innovation

By better aligning the goals and strategies of business and technology, Derek Bose, Applications Country Leader, Oracle SA & SADC, says CIOs and their decision-making counterparts can realise the full value of IT innovation. Over the past year, some of the technology news dominating the headlines in South Africa relates to the rise in adoption […]


Veeam expert on creating an integrated data management strategy

Businesses are progressively embracing a multi-cloud strategy to drive increased innovation, speed to market and to optimise cost. However, Trent Odgers, Cloud and Hosting Manager for Southern Africa at Veeam, says the new challenge for organisations is creating an integrated data management strategy. The cloud is being used as a second home for data, as […]


Increased cloud adoption highlights need for improved cyber resilience

Microsoft’s announcement that it has launched its first cloud data centres in Africa – one in Cape Town, another in Johannesburg – has been a cause for celebration among South Africa’s business sector. And as Mikey Molfessis, cybersecurity expert at Mimecast South Africa explains, as we hurtle into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, access to cloud […]


Exploring Germany’s dominance in EMEA data centre market

As more and more companies are having to carefully decide where to store their data, especially with the uncertainty of Brexit, Germany is seemingly dominating the data centre market. Intelligent CIO Europe hears from Philip van der Wilt, SVP, GM EMEA, ServiceNow, on why the company chose to further expand business into the country. ServiceNow […]


Dell EMC expert on how to transform the workplace productivity

Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC, believes we are about to become immersed in a world of ‘smart living’ at home and ‘intelligent working’ in the workplace as we embark on the next era of human machine partnerships. Here he makes some insightful predictions not just about the […]


Expert: Why data centre design and build is evolving exponentially

Jos Baart, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Flexenclosure, talks to Intelligent CIO Europe to inform enterprises about how the data landscape is evolving and assures them that the future of reliable data centre construction is secure. With new data centre capacity needed at an ever-accelerating rate, rushing the delivery of a new facility significantly increases […]


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