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 Morgan,...

Expanded portfolio from VMware

VMware has announced a comprehensive portfolio of products and services to help customers modernise their applications and infrastructure. The company is introducing the newly expanded VMware Tanzu portfolio for modern applications, and VMware Cloud Foundation 4 with...

Service provider sees improvements with Nutanix

Managed service provider (MSP) SMART Technology has cut its backup times by approximately 70% and its resource usage by about 60% with a hyperconverged solution from Nutanix. As a successful MSP, SMART Technology understands the necessity to stay one step ahead of the...

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...

Cloud still too pricey in SA

For years, cost savings has topped the list of benefits offered by cloud computing. This is one of the factors that has resulted in the massive increase in the use of cloud services across the world, with analysts showing exponential growth among the biggest vendors...

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2019: the year of cloud in SA

The past few months have seen local organisations migrate towards the cloud and its usage / consumption model. By Karl Reed, chief solutions officer: executive at Elingo While part of this can be attributed to the need for continued innovation, a major factor has been...

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G-Core Labs opens Joburg PoP

G-Core Labs, an international provider of cloud and edge solutions, has opened a new point of presence of its network infrastructure in Johannesburg. "The African continent is showing fairly good dynamics in the development of Internet technologies," says Dmitry...

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Making the move to the cloud

It has been several months since the launch of the two Microsoft Azure data centres in South Africa. And as expected, this has resulted in many organisations looking for ways to move their on-premise data environments to the cloud. By Reghard van Jaarsveld, engagement...

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