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Data centres launch offers opportunities for female entrepreneurs

Microsoft, earlier in March, opened two data centres in South Africa – in Johannesburg and Cape Town – representing millions of dollars of investment in the country.  Cloud computing, and the digital transformation that it enables, offers opportunities for entrepreneurs on a number of levels, particularly for women, who, in South Africa, have historically had…
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Does your data center need a digital twin?

Jon Leppard, Future Facilities Jon Leppard is a Director at Future Facilities. For a decade, Future Facilities has provided computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consultancy services to the world’s largest data center owner-operators and to the industry’s leading consultancies. Well established in the manufacturing and aerospace industry, is a physics-based digital twin the future…
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The race to exascale: A story of superpowers and supercomputers

The US, China, Europe & Japan are locked in a competition to build the world’s first exaflop machine This is a story about scale. Billions of dollars are being spent; thousands of the world’s brightest minds are competing across vast bureaucratic systems; and huge corporations are fighting for contracts. All of this is necessary to…
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How to build an infallible cloud migration strategy in 2019

Migrating an organization’s on-premise IT infrastructure to the cloud ranks as one most crucial business decisions that a company can make. However, the first step in the direction is still a small one. The critical thing to understand is that the overall process of migration is what will take up the most significant chunk of…
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The Battle for the African Cloud

Africa is emerging as a lively battleground for global cloud providers. Last month, Huawei announced that it would launch Africa-based public cloud services starting in March, from data centers in Johannesburg (initially) and Cape Town. (See Huawei to Launch Cloud Services in March and Huawei Unveils Cloud Computing Service in South Africa.) Huawei follows in…
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Demand for Data Centres in Africa Growing

  In spite of their importance to the African economy, only 63 data centres currently exist in Africa, with the bulk of them situated in South Africa, according to Data Centre Map. Data centres are the most important enablers of the digital economy. Our current way of life would come to a standstill without data…
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Data Centres Are Just A Cost Of Doing Business -DCD Istanbul OCP Key Note Speech by Steve Helvie

A key note Speech of Data Centre Costs which was delivered in Turkey at a DCD event By Steve Helvie.   Click Here To Download the presentation.


We are pleased to invite your organization to join Africa Data Centre Association and become a member of the Association. Together we will bridge the gap in Africa’s Digital economy and raise the profile of Africa Data Centre Industry. About Africa Data Centre Association Africa Data Center Association(ADA) is a Trade Association which was officially launched on 21 September…
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Africa Data Centre Association Launch. 21 September 2018, Harare Zimbabwe

“Bridging the Gap in the African Digital Economy” The success in the future of   Data Centres in the world (Africa included) is inevitable and the voice of Africa’s Economy is calling for the internet of everything as noted at the Data Centre Africa Expo Conference 2018 which was held from 8-10 February 2018 in Victoria…
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Data Centres (Everything Connected)

Online services are of increasing commercial and social importance to our society.  Behind the scenes, numerous companies are active in enabling these online services. Data centres form the core of these online services. In spite of their importance to African economy, data centres are still underexposed in the media, government and politics. In 2018 the…
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