South Africa based leading ICT solutions company, The Webcom Group recently signed up an reseller agreement with Huawei to sell range of products and solutions like, video ATMs, networking, data centre and telepresence solutions in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Commenting on the tie-up Pieter le Roux, Technical Director at The Webcom Group, said, “These four mainline product segments broaden our scope of offering, allowing us to deliver a Tier 1 brand to our customers. Huawei’s product offering is competitive and complements our existing offering to customers.”Read More…

eHosting DataFort believes that as the business models for Data center are rapidly changing with the increased adoption of managed services and the growing awareness of cloud computing that results in reduced costs, higherflexibility and lower risks. Yasser Zeineldin, CEO at eHosting DataFort said “Driven by the need to innovate and increase efficiency within their IT infrastructure to better serve customers,clients are now looking to make the transition to managed services and cloud computing.eHDF’s managed service offerings and experience with several organizations across the region are helping drive this evolution for customers,thereby enabling them to focus on new business initiatives.” Read More…

Kenya Data Network unveiled state-of-the art data center in Nairobi that will serve the growing requirements of hosting data and software applications for local and international organisations in Kenya. Kenya Data Network also expects to cater the demand from companies hailing from East Africa and Central Africa. In line with the vision of Kenya to create a green economy, the data centre is powered by solar energy as well as is designed to consume less energy in running the facility thereby insuring the cut on carbon emissions.
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R&M the structured cabling specialist, introduced high density patch packs 100% performance for 10 and 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet data networks. The latest product breakthrough complements their completely modular data center range including its raceways system, MPO module, raised floor solution, and pre-terminated cables. R&M’s trademark modular solutions are the foundation for next generation data centers, enabling better performance, effective protection against electromagnetic interference, easy installation, and enhanced security.
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Avnet Technology Solutions signed an distribution agreement with HP, to distribute networking products in the Middle East, including Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen. As an authorised value-added distributor for HP’s networking products, Avnet will be responsible for providing HP’s reseller partners with sales and technical enablement, logistics and operational support, and programs and services to develop business growth opportunities in the region. In addition to this support, Avnet is investing in channel initiatives and will hold a series of road shows aimed at growing the market for HP networking solutions. Avnet will also offer training and educational programs designed to further increase the data center and networking skills of its channel partners across the region.Read More…

Trend Micro has unveiled new solutions for protecting enterprises from advanced persistent threats (APT) known to easily evade conventional perimeter and content security. As part of its strategy, Trend Micro is expanding its real-time threat management solutions portfolio with the introduction of Trend Micro Threat Intelligence Manager and a major new release of Trend Micro Threat Management System. In conjunction with cloud-based vulnerability management services, virtual patching capability and specialised Trend Micro Risk Management Services, these new products are designed to reduce the risk and impact of targeted advanced persistent threats in the enterprise. APTs, or advanced targeted attacks, and the damage they cause are increasingly in the news. Studies such as the 2011 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report illustrate the sophistication of these multi-phase targeted attacks, and strikingly, the typical months-long duration from the onset of data loss to discovery and final containment.
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Cellcrypt, a provider of encrypted cell phone voice calling has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Injazat Data Systems to enter further discussions to form a closer business relationship and strategy to jointly pursue future defence and government related opportunities relating to secure voice products throughout the MEA and Asia region. A key advantage of these solutions is the ability for Cellcrypt to provide government-grade security in an easy-to-use application that makes secure calling as simple as making a normal call on the same device.
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Blue Turtle Technologies recently signed up an sole distribution agreement with Nolio to distribute its products and services across southern Africa. Apart from sales, Blue Turtle will also offer sales support, training and implementation of Nolio Application Service Automation Platform (Nolio ASAP) in Southern Africa region. Nolio ASAP automates release deployment processes of multi tier, distributed applications and their configuration settings across the application life cycle in different environments.
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The data explosion that continues to grow at exponential rate and is expected to hit the 35 Zettabytes of digital data by 2020 is now a worrying factor for most of the enterprises across the globe and they are looking to migrate to virtualised environments to reduce costs, improve quality-of-service (QoS) and make more efficient use of resources.
As per an survey conducted by Gartner, identified that nearly half of respondents rank data growth as one of their top three challenges, along with performance and scalability. While all the top data centre challenges impact cost to some degree, data growth is linked to the increased costs relative to hardware and software maintenance, as well as administration and services.
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