June 19, 2019
Our panel of continental leaders in the mission-critical infrastructure landscape discuss some of the key trends, technologies and challenges in the global market.
An exploration of the key colocation markets and players in the past 12 months – key trends, developments, market drivers and predictions for the year ahead. What are we seeing in key markets across Africa, and what does this tell us about Africa requirements and buying trends?
Keynote Presentation In the digital era, businesses are leveraging on technology to achieve corporate strategic objectives and for technology to create the expected value for an organisation it has to be complemented by the right mix of people and processes, as well as the technology that needs to be implemented and operated. The technology aspect […]
Keynote Presentation Government is one the biggest collector of data in the country, from conception to death. However, managers in the education departments are not effectively maximising on the usage of this data in the provision of education services in Zimbabwe. Big data can benefit government planning in much bigger terms and also in the […]
Cloud services, IoT, edge services – all ultimately underpinned by the network. Demand and pressure on network provision is set grow exponential in the coming years with the advents of 5G, maturity of cloud services and devices. Here we will explore how automation and analytics tools and technologies are enabling future networks and the pivotal […]
While the data center remains too complex an environment for full standardisation of equipment, there is a desire for simplification. Is there an opportunity for consistency across data center builds and components? Can regional differences be accommodated whilst still keeping systems simple and costs down – shortening delivery and deployment and simplifying service and maintenance? […]
On-prem is far from dead. Rather the trend toward dispersed networks and edge infrastructures/technologies is seeing an evolution in hybrid cloud infrastructures. How should enterprise draw the line between on-premise and cloud? What is driving demand for hybrid provision? How are cloud providers evolving their product to support customers? And how does this impact the […]
Power and cooling infrastructure are a perennial focus when it comes to uptime in the data center. As server and compute demands have evolved, supporting infrastructure is also under pressure to keep pace. Here we explore how the evolution of the data center as whole is influencing the technological development and deployment of power and […]
June 20, 2019
What is the Open Compute Project, and why does OCP reduce construction cost and operational energy by 50% compared with traditional Tier III Data Centres?
These solutions are so cost effective that you can build an OCP optimised data centre and fill it with a hundred racks of servers at the same cost as just building a traditional Tier III enterprise data centre facility with no racks! OCP gear will disrupt the African data centre industry as it has done […]
Delivering a Connected Society – How Can Industry and Government Cooperate to Deliver Future Infrastructure?
The importance of connectivity to a functioning society and economic competitiveness is unquestioned, however at times, governmental and industry objectives can appear to be in conflict. How can both sides best work to ensure the successful development of infrastructure ready for the digitally connected society of the future?
The exponential demand for data center infrastructure, has seen an almost unabated boom in construction projects across the globe as eager investment seeks to meet seemingly insatiable demand’. However, with competition high, an understanding of what makes a successful project is key. Here we explore the fundamental questions and strategy that need to be asked […]
Efficient use of resources has always be keen to the running and TCO of data center infrastructure. However, as data centers have risen in profile so too has their position as large energy consumers, adding a CSR element to business operational imperatives. How can data centers position themselves as good environmental citizens? What is the […]
The interplay between the core and the edge has been one of some discussion in recent years, as incumbent infrastructure providers and customers explore edge technologies will influence their existing strategies. The potential promise of 5G has seemingly only further muddied the waters. Here we seek to explore the reality on the ground and what […]
The potential for edge services – such as IoT/IIoT – to generate vast amounts of data which may overwhelm legacy infrastructure. Cognitive computing enabled by AI and machine learning software such as AI play a key role in managing the load from cloud to edge and edge to cloud. This discussion examines how automation technologies […]
Data centers, cloud, 5G and MEC – the concept of a single fixed edge is dead. The demand for storage and compute capability and at the extremes of the network is driving a requirement for novel solutions. How can this network of overlapping edges and requirements be managed without excessive overheads? This will explore factors […]