Author: Routed

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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Cloud uptake shifts in South African enterprise sector

Andrew Cruise, MD, Routed, a vendor neutral provider of cloud infrastructure, says that while there is an increase in cloud adoption within the enterprise, there is a shift in how these organisations are choosing to engage.   “While the RightScale State of the Cloud report states that hybrid cloud is a dominant enterprise strategy, locally we are seeing the sector shifting from being ‘all-in’ with a hyperscaler...

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ACS transforms DR with VMware and Routed

ACS, a division of Altron that provides secure data hosting and networking for not only the Altron Group of companies but also external customers across South Africa, has strengthened its partnership with VMware Cloud Provider partner Routed to enhance its current disaster recovery (DR) offering with a more scalable and efficient cloud-based solution.   “We provide the secure hosting of transactional data as well as applications which...

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If you build it, they will come: cloud demand increases

Vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed, says that four years ago the development of the local cloud landscape was still in its infancy. Managing Director, Andrew Cruise, says that in the time since launching Routed, cloud demand has increased: “The market is moving from supply-driven to demand-driven. While the enterprise sector has taken time to embrace the cloud-concept, we have noted an increase in demand...

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Mastering the complexity of multicloud in 2020

As enterprises’ demands look set to continue maturing in 2020, they are better able to distinguish between cloud platforms and identify which ones work best for their applications. “It’s no longer about moving to cloud, it’s about which cloud,” says Andrew Cruise, managing director at Routed, Africa’s only vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider.   “Now that market penetration of cloud, particularly internationally, has hit a critical mass,...

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