Data centre risks: how to protect the backbone of your business

Data centres are the invisible but essential backbone of any modern business. Companies throughout the world have shifted to remote working, depending on cloud storage and cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) solution to ensure business continuity through the...

Data centres aren’t as bad for the environment as you may think

Despite dire warnings, energy consumption by data centres has largely remained static in the last decade – good news for investors in the sector. By Tom Walker, co-head of global real estate securities at Schroders Data centres are often criticised for their...

Colocation an ideal stepping stone to the cloud

Driven by the ongoing global pandemic as well as long-standing loadshedding concerns, increasing numbers of South African organisations have had to enable remote working. By Barry Kemp, head of managed IT at Vox While moving to the cloud is often presented as the...

Edge data centres are all about location, speed and connectivity

Data centre operators need more storage, computing power and higher bandwidth to connect more devices. On top of these needs, they have a requirement to reduce the time it takes to get data to and from their customers. This is according to ProLabs, a global leader in...

The quantum Internet: a glimpse at the future of connectivity

While many of us may not have heard of quantum computing, in the background, it’s quietly starting a tectonic shift in the world of tech. Quantum computers are capable of calculating complex problems in seconds, which would take the fastest supercomputers 10 000...

Mitigating the risk of migrating data

Data migration is part and parcel of any IT deployment. Whether businesses are upgrading infrastructure, implementing a new application or making the move to the cloud, data frequently needs to be moved from one place to another. By Amit Singh, solution architect at...