Availability … the next frontier

The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and business reliance on the ability to analyse and use this data has become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and customer loyalty. By Kate Mollett, regional...

Making VM performance management practical

In today’s highly-virtualised, hyper-converged technology world, new data centre tools and technologies can become quite abstract and conceptual. “The data centre realm is certainly becoming more complex,” says Anton Jacobsz, MD of Networks...

Compliance requires an evolved availability approach

Let’s face it, data compliance is hardly a new thing. But given the extent at which the reliance of organisations on data has grown in recent years, its level of importance has increased exponentially. Simply put, fall foul of the regulatory environment and the...

The case for virtualised cloud-based SBCs

Enterprises that build a private cloud to house applications, including unified communications (UC) infrastructure, and service providers that deploy software-based session border controllers (SBCs) in data centres are looking more intensely at going the...

Windows Server 2003 reaching end of life

The looming end of support for Windows Server 2003 is causing headaches for the many companies still using it – but Veeam regional manager for Southern Africa Warren Olivier says there are ways to mitigate the risks and lessen the pain of upgrading, without...

Teleco giant partners with VMware

When one of the world’s largest providers of telecommunications services looked to develop a global cloud infrastructure they elected to partner with VMware and leverage a software-defined approach to its network, says Mark Reynolds, general business and partner lead...