Embrace the computing power of Azure

South African companies can start realising significant business benefits now by utilising the high-performance computing capabilities of the locally available Microsoft Azure data centres – even if they haven’t migrated any data to the cloud yet. By Paul...

Is the cloud really safe?

Optimal cloud security requires a distinct way of thinking about IT infrastructure, writes Ray Pompon, principal threat evangelist at F5 Labs. Back in the day, the theft and loss of backup tapes and laptops were a primary cause of data breaches. That all changed when...

Azure: one year on

It has been almost a year since Microsoft launched its two Azure data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town. In a perfect world, these would have resulted in an instantaneous uptake of the cloud, but these things do take time. By Ryan Jamieson, solutions and...

Finding value in simplifying multi-cloud challenges

According to RightScale’s 2019 State of the Cloud Report, from Flexera, enterprises are prioritising a balance of public and private clouds; with 28% prioritising hybrid cloud and an additional 17% prioritising public and private cloud equally. There is value to...

When is your business is ready for cloud storage?

South African enterprises have lagged their international counterparts in migrating data centre infrastructure to the public cloud – often because of concerns about latency, bandwidth and data sovereignty. By Mike Rogers, MD of Tarsus Technology Solutions But...

Networks follow apps to the cloud

Applications are fast migrating out of legacy data centres to the lcoud, which offers more simplicity, better economics and the potential for an improved user experience. As these apps move from the data centre, the network must follow them to the cloud. Troye...