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With Tech Giants Investing Locally, Consumers Stand to Benefit

[fa icon='calendar'] Dec 5, 2018 9:02:31 AM / by Tristan Penver posted in datacentre, Microsoft, AWS, Cloud

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Microsoft is not the only tech giant to be investing in African cloud infrastructure. Amazon Web Services (AWS) will do so as well, the upshot being significant potential rewards for local businesses.

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New Data Centres to Accelerate Local Cloud Shift?

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 28, 2018 10:39:06 AM / by Tristan Penver posted in AWS, Cloud, Microsoft, datacentre

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With tech giants Microsoft and AWS opening local data centres soon, are we about to witness a substantial cloud transition among regional businesses?

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Cloud Particles

[fa icon='calendar'] Oct 4, 2017 8:37:48 AM / by Heinrich Labuschagne posted in Cloud, AWS, Microsoft, Google, Gartner, Oracle

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A brief roundup of the latest cloud news from the tech industry.


Worldwide IaaS Public Cloud Services Market Grew 31% in 2016

Gartner has revealed that the worldwide IaaS public cloud market totalled $22.1 billion in 2016, up from $16.8 billion in 20151. Amazon was the No. 1 vendor in the IaaS market in 2016, followed by Microsoft and Alibaba.

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How ChannelCenter Uses AWS Cloud Technology

[fa icon='calendar'] Jun 8, 2017 11:09:23 AM / by Alastair Pearson posted in Technical, AWS, Cloud

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As many people within the technology scene will know, where a data center is hosted impacts upon the speed of the website for users from different locations of the globe. Since data transfers are constrained by the laws of physics, the distance that the data must travel is important when calculating data transfer speeds.

365datacenters.com puts it clearly: "While advances in networking technology have allowed data centers to use more efficient high-traffic routers and fiber optic cables, the reality is that data packets are still constrained by the speed of light (or worse, the speed of electricity for those that use copper cables), making distance a significant factor for ultimately determining data transfer speeds."

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