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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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The traditional sales model - sell them on the benefits, close the sale, deliver the product - is outdated in the digital world. Modern salespeople require different skills and far greater knowledge to sell the cloud, says Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of Routed, a local VMware Cloud Verified provider and VMware Principal Partner.   There can be little doubt that cloud computing is one of the key...

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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 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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Cloud adoption is rapidly increasing in Africa, with no slow-down in sight. World Wide Worx research indicates that 69% of companies in eight African countries plan to increase their cloud spend in 2023.   Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of Routed, local VMware Cloud Verified provider and VMware Principal Partner, says this is due to a number of factors that started with the pandemic and the increase in...

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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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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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With over 200 days of load shedding in 2022, South African businesses had to put urgent contingency plans in place to protect themselves from the devastating effects of rolling power cuts. And, as this is likely to be the status quo for at least another two years, short-term solutions no longer suffice. As a result, cloud adoption has increased. Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of Routed, a...

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