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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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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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If Gartner is to be believed and only a mere 38% of enterprise IT organisations are using cloud services, there is undoubtedly continued concern regarding cloud usage. Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud hosting platform provider, says that while there is massive scope for growth and improved cloud adoption, decision-makers clearly need guidance in terms of what to look for when finally...

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Everything-as-a-Service is where cloud services seem to be going and one of the main drivers of this is the emerging hybrid cloud. But, Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, a neutral cloud provider, says that true hybrid cloud solutions have not yet been implemented in South Africa. He says this, after launching Routed, which is focused on building and developing secure, reliable and robust cloud platforms.   "The...

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Neutral cloud provider, Routed, has partnered with Veeam Software, the innovative solutions provider that delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise. Routed, which recently launched its vendor neutral cloud platform, is partnering with industry leaders to offer cloud platforms that are reliable, scalable and secure. Its partnership with Veeam certifies Routed as a Veeam Cloud and Service Provider (VCSP).   Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, says that the...

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