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Teraco announces support for AWS Direct Connect in Africa

Teraco announces support for AWS Direct Connect in Africa | african data centre | Scoop.it
African enterprises looking to connect to cloud-based services can leverage Teraco’s resilient data centre environments and Level 3’s Cloud Connect Solutions for secure and reliable cloud networking solutions.

"To do business in the cloud requires a shift in thinking and an expenditure transformation," said Lex van Wyk, CEO, Teraco Data Environments. "The combination of Teraco’s data centre infrastructure, AWS Direct Connect and Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions makes it even easier to move, operate and secure enterprise applications in the cloud."

"To do business in the cloud requires a shift in thinking and an expenditure transformation," said Lex van Wyk, CEO, Teraco Data Environments. "The combination of Teraco’s data centre infrastructure, AWS Direct Connect and Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions makes it even easier to move, operate and secure enterprise applications in the cloud."

As part of the AWS Partner Network (APN), and supporting AWS Direct Connect, Level 3 provides network connections to give enterprises access to AWS’ cloud computing platform and services over a dedicated 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps connection. AWS provides companies with an infrastructure Web-services platform in the cloud that enables application management to be tailored to business needs, and Level 3’s international fibre-optic network is uniquely equipped to help scale in response to enterprise adoption of cloud-based services.
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Study sheds light on mobile in Africa | TechCentral

Study sheds light on mobile in Africa | TechCentral | african data centre | Scoop.it
A new report on mobile Internet use in Africa shows South Africa has mobile penetration of 133%, measured by active Sim cards. That’s much higher than that of Kenya and Nigeria, which are at 70% and 72% respectively. The study was conducted by On Device Research, a mobile research company, with a
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Manica Africa centralises backup into the cloud with HP LiveVault solution from Altonet | ITWeb

Manica Africa centralises backup into the cloud with HP LiveVault solution from Altonet | ITWeb | african data centre | Scoop.it

Manica Africa, a company specialising in cross-border cargo logistics throughout sub-Saharan Africa, is legally required to keep records

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‘Green energy demands changing SA data centre landscape’ - ITWeb Africa

‘Green energy demands changing SA data centre landscape’ - ITWeb Africa | african data centre | Scoop.it
International clients committed to sustainable energy usage are forcing local facilities to adapt.
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...one particular industry challenge facing the South African data centre space is adapting to the needs of international clients who are committed to green energy use.

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Data centre power quality and assurance – key considerations for financial institutions - EE Publishers

Data centre power quality and assurance – key considerations for financial institutions - EE Publishers | african data centre | Scoop.it
  by Marco da Silva, Jasco Power Solutions If the data centre of a financial service provider goes down due to a power glitch, the impact is significant – there’s potential damage to equipment, applications and systems. However, the greater impact includes downtime, business loss and damage to customer relationships. Speed and cost of recovery, …
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IDG Connect – Liquid Telecom’s Plans to Take Over Africa

IDG Connect – Liquid Telecom’s Plans to Take Over Africa | african data centre | Scoop.it
Liquid Telecom’s quick rise to the top could usher the largest internet provider company in the region.
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What colocation customers should know about data center tiers

What colocation customers should know about data center tiers | african data centre | Scoop.it
The Uptime Institute certifies colocation facilities to data center tiers that denote uptime and reliability expectations. Shrewd colocation customers look beyond the number.
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IT-savvy colo customers aren't paying much attention to the tier number, said Raouf Abdel, operating chief at Equinix Inc., which has 30 colocation facilities globally. They want to see power specs, carrier information, the data center maintenance regime and other specifics.

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South Africa’s colocation sector | Datacenter Dynamics

South Africa’s colocation sector | Datacenter Dynamics | african data centre | Scoop.it

Datacenter Dynamics for data center information, news, whitepapers and reports globally.

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South African IT Services Market Characterized by Surprising Market Movements and Intense Competition, Says IDC - prAE24631114

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How do we accelerate internet access in Africa? | ventureburn

How do we accelerate internet access in Africa? | ventureburn | african data centre | Scoop.it
If bandwidth is like water, then Africa is a desert with Perrier vending machines everywhere. If you have money, you’re fine. If you don’t have money, you’re dying of thirst. Although over 70% of A...
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E-commerce growing in SA

E-commerce growing in SA | african data centre | Scoop.it
A preliminary report on PwC’s global survey of online shoppers has revealed that South Africans are making online purchases more frequently and through more…
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BiNu expands into Africa | TechCentral

BiNu expands into Africa | TechCentral | african data centre | Scoop.it
Cloud-based mobile specialist biNu, which develops a product aimed at feature phone users in emerging markets, has established a presence in Africa for the first time, opening an office in Cape Town.
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High-speed access to Amazon Web Services in South Africa

High-speed access to Amazon Web Services in South Africa | african data centre | Scoop.it
While it s not a local node Teraco now provides better connectivity to locally developed Amazon Web Services
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Teraco Data Environments | Making connections in Africa

Teraco Data Environments | Making connections in Africa | african data centre | Scoop.it

As barriers to entry drop and the available infrastructure improves, new players will enter the market, bringing fresh services, international best practices, and driving competition.

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Modular datacentres yield 30% more savings than traditional datacentres

Modular datacentres yield 30% more savings than traditional datacentres | african data centre | Scoop.it
A comparison of the total cost of ownership of two datacentre architectures – traditional facility and the modular datacentre reveals which one is cheaper
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A modular datacentre is different from a traditional datacentre in that it is a portable infrastructure designed for rapid deployment, energy efficiency and high density.

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Panel discussion: Data centres – the world’s greatest energy guzzlers? - EE Publishers

Panel discussion: Data centres – the world’s greatest energy guzzlers? - EE Publishers | african data centre | Scoop.it
  by Hans van de Groenendaal Data centres are often accused of being the world’s greatest guzzlers of energy. Experts put it at least ten times more per square metre than the average office building and sometimes far more than that. The questions is: Have data centre owners and equipment vendors explored all the options …
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Have data centre owners and equipment vendors explored all the options to reduce energy consumption and become less reliant on utility power?

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Curbing colocation costs

Colocation shifts data center budgets into operating expenditures. If organizations don't watch colocation costs and make educated decisions, they'll throw money out the window.
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Do the benefits of hybrid cloud computing live up to the hype?

Do the benefits of hybrid cloud computing live up to the hype? | african data centre | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is all of the rage right now, but it’s important to weigh the benefits of hybrid cloud before deciding if it's right for you.
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The most useful form of cloud computing marketed toward data center admins and infrastructure professionals is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). With IaaS, you are simply running your servers in the provider's data center.

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ITWeb News: Teraco Data Centre - itweb.co.za | ITWeb

ITWeb News: Teraco Data Centre - itweb.co.za | ITWeb | african data centre | Scoop.it
Daily technology news portal, recognised as the most trusted voice in South African IT publishing and is the first port of call for an audience that ranges from technology professionals to CEOs.
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SA's engineered data centres pay off | ITWeb

SA's engineered data centres pay off | ITWeb | african data centre | Scoop.it
With SA's engineered data centre pioneers having piloted and tested the new approach for the past 24 months, they are now reporting significant retur
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Sophia Vargas' Blog

Sophia Vargas' Blog | african data centre | Scoop.it
Technology and business leaders don’t always fully understand the true costs and risks associated with both building and operating a data center.
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The African Union Commission Selects the Internet Society for the Regional Internet Exchange Points and Regional Internet Carrier Workshops of the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) Project | ...

The African Union Commission Selects the Internet Society for the Regional Internet Exchange Points and Regional Internet Carrier Workshops of the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) Project | ... | african data centre | Scoop.it
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How Africa's mobile revolution is disrupting the continent

How Africa's mobile revolution is disrupting the continent | african data centre | Scoop.it
Africa's mobile phone adoption curve has been impressive.
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Digital PC game revenue to hit R262 billion by 2017

Digital PC game revenue to hit R262 billion by 2017 | african data centre | Scoop.it
A new market analysis report forecasts strong growth for the digital PC game market heading into 2017
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