Routed blogs

Here’s to a highly efficient cloud operating model that provides the scale and agility of public cloud with the security and performance of private cloud.   Welcome to our new and exciting phase as a Premier Tier VMware Cloud Service Provider (VCSP) in the for Broadcom Advantage Partner Programme.   Routed is extremely honoured and proud to play such a significant role in the building of the best subscription-based...

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Routed is delighted to report that VMware has broadened the authorised use of its Cloud Verified badge. Now, all Routed Channel Partners can benefit from Routed’s Cloud Verified status and be listed in the VMware partner directory.    In 2019, Routed became the first company on the African continent to achieve VMware Cloud Verified status. Since then, this coveted badge of honour has only been bestowed on...

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It is with great pride that we announce we have maintained our Level B-BBEE Level 5 status in 2023. This follows our achievement of this noteworthy milestone last year.   Routed has stayed steadfast on the path of progress. Our journey from micro-enterprise to being recognised as one of Africa’s 100 fastest growing companies was made possible by scaling new heights year after year. It is not...

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Customers wishing to leverage the cloud should choose a provider that insists on regular hardware refreshes - as this boosts reliability, performance and sustainability.   The challenge facing customers who wish to utilise cloud infrastructure is that the service provider essentially abstracts and obscures the underlying hardware, via the virtualisation layer and through the user interfaces. What this means is that they can use less than cutting-edge...

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The ability to provide sustainable, resilient, and robust solutions is not just a nice-to-have – it's a necessity. Resellers have found a valuable ally in Routed, a local company that holds the distinction of being the first in Africa to achieve VMware Cloud Verified status. Additionally, Routed has earned VMware Principal Partner status as a Cloud Provider and has developed an efficient channel that empowers...

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The hype around hyperscalers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has dominated headlines with offers of seemingly limitless resources and advanced features. However, the truth is that hyperscalers are not a bulletproof solution, and in fact may not be the best fit for every business need.   Often companies choose an international hyperscaler on the strength of its brand, and then...

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Routed is incredibly proud to have earned a place in the Financial Times’ annual ranking of Africa’s 100 fastest-growing companies for 2023. Routed made it to the top half of the list in 31st place overall, which is no small feat. We are one of the continent’s fastest-growing companies for good reason. We have worked tirelessly to ensure we are one of the best cloud...

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For the last 78 months and counting, the Routed team has provided 100% uptime, with zero unscheduled or unplanned downtime, for our partners in the cloud.   As Africa’s pioneer VMware Cloud platform, our goal is to be always up, always available, and always performant​. For our channel partners, uptime is crucial, which is why we don’t see uptime as nice-to-have – but critical for business success.   Careful...

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Routed’s Andrew Cruise and Benjamin Coetzer recently attended the first VMware Cloud Technologies Bootcamp in Sofia, Bulgaria.   By invitation only and as one of the only seven companies in attendance, we were honoured to represent Africa and network with delegates from Europe and Middle East.   The event provided the Routed team with the opportunity to give feedback, hear about changes to products and services, and engage with...

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It’s our great pleasure to officially welcome Vernon Naidoo to the Routed team. Vernon has a 16-year pedigree in the industry, bringing a wealth of experience and insight to our business. His vast knowledge of various networking platforms and vendor equipment makes him well-suited to help Routed continue its growth path.   As head of networking, Vernon will put his skills to good use by finding ways...

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