Author: Routed

hybrid vs multicloud

Vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed, says that the archetypal hybrid or multicloud concept has become needlessly complicated. Managing Director, Andrew Cruise, explains: “Ultimately no-one ever takes a pure route and even pure public cloud does not exist. So, let’s just call it cloud and understand that it covers a variety of scenarios.” Cruise adds that while hybrid cloud is defined as a combination of public...

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Steff Stocks Case Study

Construction giant migrates cloud back to South Africa for flexibility to run, manage and scale without latency or access concerns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLFiTK-3OcY&t=106s The construction industry hasn’t changed in centuries and is ultimately still laying bricks and building buildings. Construction giant Stefanutti Stocks has not only been able to transform the face of their IT department as an early adopter of the cloud but has also managed to face...

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multicloud unlocks Business IT value

South Africa’s cloud market is showing good signs of growth and development as enterprise customers begin to take serious notice of multicloud and its benefits. As a result, it is imperative to develop and maintain a robust mutlicloud strategy that meets continuously evolving business demands. Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, a neutral cloud infrastructure provider, notes there are clear business benefits of pursuing a multicloud approach,...

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Local Cloud Service Provider Attains Highly Coveted Partner Status, Positioning Them to Upscale Client Services and Offerings.   Routed, a local vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, has announced that it has achieved VMware Principal Partner Status as a Cloud Provider. The Principal Partner Status as a Cloud Provider reflects Routed’s levels of competency achieved to date, revenue and overall presence in the VMware ecosystem. The Principal Partner...

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Founding Routed Director Malcom Siegel passed away on 14 October 2020. Losing Malcom was a devastating loss to everyone. He was a giant of a Man, touching so many communities. His passing has left a void in so many lives: he was much loved. Malcolm was firstly our friend – although many could say that, he was everyone’s friend! He was also our business partner and...

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Teraco welcomes Routed as a local cloud provider on Africa Cloud Exchange

Multi-cloud adoption fuels growth and importance of cloud exchanges   Vendor-neutral data centre, Teraco, has welcomed Routed, a cloud infrastructure provider and VMware Cloud Verified partner, as a local cloud provider to join the African Cloud Exchange (ACX). Created to improve enterprise hybrid and multi-cloud performance through direct interconnection, Teraco’s African Cloud Exchange provides secure, direct, flexible network connections to a wide range of local and...

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Local VMware cloud partner, Routed, appointed as Africa’s first global DRaaS provider

Local vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed, has been listed as one of ten global providers of  VMware’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). As the only South African company to feature on this list, Routed has further established itself as one of the leading VMware cloud service providers. In November 2019, Routed was also the first company within Africa to become a VMware Cloud...

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Digital transformation needs DRaaS to succeed

While the industry is dominated by digital transformation initiatives, Andrew Cruise, MD of Routed, says that considering a cloud-first strategy is only one of two current imperatives: “Disaster Recovery (DR) planning needs to be a significant part of any IT transformation plan. Without these, business transformation will be impacted.”   Thankfully, Cruise says that the evolution of Software as a Service (SaaS) in the cloud has resulted...

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The value of risk and business agility and how it impacts cloud costs

At a time when cost control has never been more important, Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, says that many businesses continue to under-estimate the costs for owned infrastructure. He cites the main reasons to be the inability to apportion shared costs correctly as well as the inability to value risk and business agility.   “It is trivial to cost infrastructure initially by looking at the capital expense...

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Pressure mounts as Enterprise sector pushes for cloud services

South Africa to lead cloud adoption race on the continent   As the battle between international cloud providers intensifies, Africa’s cloud market is starting to gain traction with many enterprise customers seeking access to the cloud and associated services.   Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, a neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that there is increasing pressure from enterprise clients to access cloud services: ”This has resulted in added...

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