South Africa well on its way to becoming a cloud-first market

Globally, 85% of enterprises are operating in a multi-cloud environment with most of the balance planning on embracing this methodology by 2021. In South Africa, thanks to the recent arrival of multinational data centres, as well as carrier and cloud neutral...

What to look for in an IaaS provider

Virtualisation and the cloud have already had a major impact on compute and storage strategies, where recently we have seen infrastructure becoming more intelligent in its adaptiveness to technology innovation. Kevin Krige, cloud solutions specialist at BT in Africa...

Hybrid cloud offers best of both worlds

As the fourth industrial revolution commences, it is no longer a question of if companies will make the move to cloud technology, it is now a question of when. By Bevan Lock, Lenovo Southern Africa spokesperson For companies to fully embrace the benefits of emerging...

The cloud, reimagined

The arrival of multinational data centres has seen local organisations increasingly looking at ways of embracing cloud services and adapting their strategies to facilitate an easier transition into this environment. By Karl Reed, chief solutions officer at Elingo...

Are cloud platforms accelerating growth?

Gartner predicts that integrated infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings are driving the next wave of cloud infrastructure adoption, stating that by 2022, 90% of companies will purchase cloud technology from an integrated...

The priorities of cloud and virtualisation

Lorna Hardie, regional director sub-Saharan Africa at VMware says that in order to thrive in today’s market and economy it is time to recognise the imperative of cloud and the value of virtualisation. Every business should be off the fence and in the cloud. It...