Ageing networks can hamper cloud performance

The cloud, IoT and even hyperconverged infrastructure require a robust and solid network to relay the information to and from the datacentre they are connected to. But an old, legacy network can severely hamper this and lead to downtime and sub-standard connections,...

The future conversation

Lorna Hardie, regional director: sub-Saharan Africa at VMware, says cloud and virtualisation technologies play a pivotal role in the organisation's futureproof strategy and sustainability. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is arguably here. It is moving rapidly into...

Cloud makes UC a reality for SMEs

Quality video conferencing, together with the added features of presence, document sharing, screen sharing, and mobility capability, also known as unified communication (UC), has typically been considered the domain of large corporates that can afford the associated...

Cloud databases offer significant benefits

Managing the workloads and application data for vast networks of office-bound and mobile users, as well as Internet of Things (IoT) and other connected devices, can be a major availability and scalability headache for database administrators. So says Bridgette Kemp,...

Are we teetering on the edge?

For the past five years we’ve all been talking about the cloud. It’s become all pervasive as companies move to consumption-based pricing, and we’ve watched the meteoric rise of the hyper-scalers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google. And that’s despite the cynic’s view...

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