Data centre management in a time of drought

Data centres are utility-hungry installations that require always-on supplies of power and cooling. This means electricity — possibly as much as 2% of the world’s energy – and often, it means water. As our demand for data, and the infrastructure in...

Mellanox InfiniBand central to CHPC growth

Almost two years have passed since the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) chose Mellanox FDR InfiniBand to assist it in its goal of providing high-end computing resources to the South African...

Availability to accelerate for rest of 2017

Nes that Microsoft will bring two Azure servers online in South Africa next year has caused a buzz of excitement in the local market. Veeam Software believes that this will significantly impact availability strategies across the continent. “Amidst organisations...

XaaS benefits SA businesses

From infrastructure to disaster recovery, platform to software, virtual desktops to applications and customer relationship management, there are a massive amount of business services now available off-premise as cloud-based solutions. “IT itself has transitioned...

Security solutions for smart home and business

Securing just one aspect of your home or business is no longer an option in a market where criminals are seemingly always one step ahead. As a direct result of this, local infrastructure supplier BT-SA notes that the popularity of integrated security systems is on the...

Vertiv identifies 2017 data centre infrastructure trends

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today released six data centre infrastructure trends to watch in 2017. “In 2016, global macro trends significantly impacted the industry, with new cloud innovations and social responsibility taking the spotlight,”...