The data centre at the crossroads of Africa

stephane duproz

Colocation data centres offer enormous benefits compared to in-house operations: access to critical skills, cost efficiencies, and an interconnected ecosystem of related businesses. The nature of the data centre is changing, as an increasing number of businesses opt out of focusing on an aspect of their business that – while critical – is not part […]

Uptime and risk management – the data centre prerogative

stephane duproz

The data centre is the heart of the modern organisation. Irrespective of where it is located, on-premises, in a collocated environment or part of a hyper-scale cloud service, companies rely on it to ensure that they have access to their applications, that their data is securely stored and that should anything go wrong that they […]

African Data Centres to embark on US$1 billion West and North Africa expansion

stephane duproz

Already Africa’s largest carrier-neutral data centre operator has earmarked a billion dollars to extend its network first to Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana. The company will follow this with moves into Egypt and Morocco. “Africa is a continent where 50% of the population is much younger than anywhere else and they are all using digital […]

In the data centre efficiency, and sustainability, are key

Just a year ago sustainability would have been a critical factor on the minds of every CIO and business owner, and while more recent events have shifted the focus onto issues such as business continuity, collaboration, and cost reduction, the core issue of sustainability is just as relevant today as it was six months ago. […]

The Heart and Home of Africa’s Digital Transformation

Samrand Aerial

Africa was already on the road to digital transformation when COVID-19 hit. Government mandated lock-downs saw many private and public organisations having to quickly transition to remote working environments to maintain a semblance of “business as usual”. The pandemic forced companies across the African continent to re-imagine the way they do business; rethink their digital […]