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SA’s thriving data centre industry leads to widening skills gap

The growing local data centre industry fuels demand for cloud skills, resulting in increasing desperation to fill the widening skills gap, say analysts.


Teraco gets R2.5bn loan funding for data centre construction

The data centre solutions provider signs a multibillion-rand loan funding deal, which it says will play a crucial role in data centre construction and job-creation.

Nov 6, 2020

Mega SA data centre investments to continue

Companies are aggressively increasing investments in data centre infrastructure in anticipation of increased demand in cloud and hosted services, say analysts.

Nov 3, 2020

Teraco pumps R4bn into Africa’s largest data centre project

The company starts the construction of a new hyperscale data centre, with 38MW of critical power load, in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg.

Oct 9, 2020

Setback in Opera’s South African data centre plans

The company is delaying the launch of its data centre in South Africa because of the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oct 9, 2020

Is cloud computing really a ‘pot of gold’ at the end of a rainbow?

Once the biggest perceived disadvantages are considered and negated, there is no denying that cloud computing is the way of the future.

Sep 28, 2020

DiData sheds more light on upcoming data centre launch

The data centre design is based on tier three standards, will be constructed in two phases, and will deliver a total of 6 000sqm of IT space and 12MW of IT load.

Sep 23, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: DiData to ‘imminently’ launch data centres in SA

The systems integrator, in partnership with its parent company NTT, is set to open data centres in Johannesburg.

Jul 6, 2020

Can data centres ever be cool?

Keeping servers cool enough to handle heavy modern workloads requires out-of-the-box thinking.

Jun 23, 2020

Reawakening the data centre giant in Telkom

As competition in SA’s telecoms space heats up, Telkom believes its data centre infrastructure will give the company an edge.

Apr 22, 2020

AWS lights up Cape data centre region to rival Microsoft in SA

US-based tech giant Amazon Web Services has announced the opening of the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region.

Apr 16, 2020

Data centre evolution – the time for automation is here

Today, the discussion around cloud and data centre strategy is tailored around automation, says Robert Graham, technical team lead at open source technology and services provider Obsidian Systems.

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