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With a clear increase in the utilisation of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), the question often asked is, who is ultimately responsible for your data security?   According to IDC, 60% of all IT infrastructure and 60-70% of all software, services and technology spending by 2020 will be cloud based.  As a critical element of competitiveness, 2019 will see CIOs trying to better balance the capabilities of...

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Microsoft plans to hike Azure cloud computing service pricing in South Africa by a massive 23.1% next month following a sharp fall in the value of the rand.   In an e-mail to customers seen by TechCentral, Microsoft said it will hike prices for Azure pay-as-you-go customers effective from 16 October 2018.   “Microsoft periodically assesses the impact of its local pricing of products and services to ensure there...

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Mounting pressure on financial service institutions has forced a change in strategy as disruptors redefine the competitive landscape.  Andrew Cruise, CEO, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that thanks to the cloud and a growing base of market disruptors, innovation and technology are becoming more critical to the survival of today’s financial institutions.   “Traditionally, this sector has been slow in its cloud adoption and...

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PRESS RELEASE – 16 JULY 2018   Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, a vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that there is still a lot for local businesses to learn about cloud before they see the true benefits.   Not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution, Cruise says that a cloud strategy is different for each business and that it is important for businesses to recognise that there are both different applications and...

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PRESS RELEASE – 28 MAY 2018   The race to the cloud continues as South Africa is slowly transforming into a digital economy. Andrew Cruise, CEO, Routed, a cloud infrastructure provider, says that South Africa’s cloud maturity levels are still lower than other countries, but the market looks promising: “From a data centre perspective, we have seen the market double in the past five years and it...

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South Africa continues to tippy-toe into the cloud

 

DR, back-up and storage are only the start to a cloud migration

 

It’s almost been a decade since global markets considered a phased approach to cloud migration. Having an increased amount of trust in cloud technology, the enterprise sector is leapfrogging traditional cloud entry points and moving both critical production workloads as well as disaster recovery (DR), back-up and storage elements into the cloud. Christian Mahncke, Enterprise Development Manager, Routed, Africa’s only vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that this combined strategic approach is preferable, but is not yet commonplace locally.

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Cloud is coming into its own. Forrester says that public cloud platforms, business services, and applications will reach $236B by 2020. With cloud spending predicted to be six times that of IT spending over the same period, a cloud strategy is how companies will innovate faster and more cost effectively.   Benjamin Coetzer, Director, Routed a neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that while cloud providers take responsibility...

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Malcolm Siegel, co-founder of Routed, South Africa’s only neutral cloud infrastructure provider, has been appointed to the board of The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA). He previously served as an ISPA member since 2011, in a role within the INX working group management committee.   Siegel says he looks forward to a more direct involvement within the association, playing a more vital role in decision making and...

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South Africa’s cloud adoption rate is on the increase and we are rapidly moving from cloud-first to a cloud-only methodology. The trend, which is rampant globally, is picking up speed as IDC predicts that 60 percent of enterprise IT workloads will be off premise. Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, South Africa’s only neutral cloud infrastructure provider says that Cloud 2.0 is what 2018 will see...

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