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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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Businesses today are moving en masse to the cloud. However, before undertaking such a move, companies should understand the many hurdles they face, and how to overcome these, says Benjamin Coetzer, Director at local VMware Cloud Verified provider and VMware Principal Partner, Routed.   Most businesses today, if they have not already undertaken a cloud migration, are certainly in the process of planning such a move. The...

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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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Finding the right cloud solution for your organisation’s needs has become an essential task in any modern business operation. But with so many service providers out there it can be an overwhelming decision. Many companies have hitched their ride to so-called hyperscalers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, but it might not be the right decision for your business. In fact,...

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Recently BMW set the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons with the announcement of its new subscription-based features set. It is a concept core to SaaS, DRaaS, and every other modern technology offering today – the pay-per-use principle – but as many organisations are now finding out, customers saddled with unacted bills in perpetuity will soon look for alternatives, explains Andrew Cruise, Chief Executive of Routed,...

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Moving To The Cloud

If the pandemic taught us one thing, it’s that remote work is a viable alternative to large, expensive offices and IT infrastructure and hardware. “Many South African businesses have slashed their office space after realising that they could save money while still being fully operational remotely,” says Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed. And though only around 5% of the South African enterprise...

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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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PRESS RELEASE – 27 NOVEMBER 2019   While cloud technology presents a significant opportunity for enterprises to innovate as if they were potentially start-ups, the time and approach some are taking to make this decision could ultimately cost them. This is according to Guy Zibi, principal analyst, Xalam Analytics, who was a keynote speaker at Hype, vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed’s recent event series.   In his sessions...

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