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CNet Training expert on getting to grips with the CDCEP qualification

Do you want to become an expert in data centre energy management? Andrew Stevens, CEO, CNet Training, outlines the Certified Data Centre Energy Professional (CDCEP) program. This is an increasingly popular program as data centre managers and professionals are looking for innovative ways to cut carbon emissions and reduce the energy use within their data […]


Veeam expert predicts the 2020 technology landscape

2019 has been another year of rapid progress and we continue to see the successful Digital Transformation of many enterprises, shaping the future of technology. Dave Russell, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy at Veeam, discusses some of the key technology trends that businesses will look to take advantage of and prepare for in the year […]


The data centre trends set to shape 2020, according to Colt DCS expert

Jackson Lee, Vice President of Corporate Development, Colt DCS, discusses the upcoming trends he predicts for the data centre industry in 2020. He tells us that what needs to change the most is the mindset of data centre providers as they should focus on offering the best possible solution for their customers. As we stand […]


ICT infrastructure a barrier to data centre adoption in Africa

To help Africa realise the benefits of the data economy, more data centres in the region are urgently needed. However, building data centres starts with enabling access to the ICT infrastructure and ecosystems, and there are several barriers Africa faces.  “All of the big trends that are shaping economies today, from cloud data centres,  smart […]


A new South African cloud market emerging

Thanks to the arrival of Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa, it is expected that more born-in-the-cloud organisations will start taking root here. And with smaller companies now finding it easier to migrate to an online environment, Dana Cinman, Product Specialist at Obsidian Systems, says these are exciting times for solution providers. Previously, businesses […]


Datacentrix expert on what organisations should be looking for in an IaaS provider

Mark Chadwick, Head of Cloud Services, Datacentrix, looks at what organisations should be looking for in an IaaS provider. The term ‘Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)’ has become practically synonymous with ‘cloud’. The difference? Cloud can be looked at as a location and on-demand consumption model, while IaaS delivers the actual cloud computing infrastructure, facilitating […]


CommScope expert on determining the locations of data centres

Alastair Waite, Manager Enterprise Fibre Optic, CommScope, discusses the determining factors behind deciding where to locate a data centre for optimum efficiency and success. When it comes to geographical area and a data centre’s physical characteristics, location is everything. It’s worth considering, for example, whether the data centre is located close enough to a customer […]


Talking EDSP: Gaining Insights Into Infrastructure

A discussion of the coolest new way to gain analytics and insights into the modern data centre with APTARE. Generate reports, dashboards, and see the entire on-prem, hybrid, and multi-cloud data centre from a single dynamic view.


Fortinet expert on securely accelerating cloud strategies

Alain Penel, Regional Vice President – Middle East, Fortinet, discusses how organisations can leverage the performance and flexibility of the cloud without compromising visibility or security.  Attacking web applications is the most common tactic used in data breaches, accounting for 52% of compromises. This trend has been true for several years in a row. And due to […]


Deep Dive: Eran Brown, EMEA CTO, Infinidat

We ‘Deep Dive’ with Eran Brown, EMEA CTO, Infinidat, who tells us about life inside and outside the office. What first made you think of a career in technology/data centres? I grew up with dial up modems and BBS and experienced first-hand the evolution of the web from text-only to its interactive, engaged format today. […]


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