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Interview - The impact of Microsoft’s data centres on businesses and the country

By Ryan Noik 7 March 2019

In the wake of yesterday’s announcement about Microsoft’s new data centers going live, we sat down with the MD of Microsoft South Africa, Lillian Barnard, and Yousef Khalidi, corporate vice president of Azure... FULL STORY >

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Microsoft opens new data centres, details investment programme

By Ryan Noik 6 March 2019

It has been a while coming, but Microsoft’s new enterprise grade Azure Cloud regions in Johannesburg and Cape Town were officially announced today at their headquarters in Bryanston along with the details of an investment... FULL STORY >

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Organic growth of cloud expected to increase

By Staff Writer 17 July 2018

Andrew Cruise, managing director, Routed, a vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider, says that there is still a lot for local businesses to learn about cloud before they see the true benefits. FULL STORY >

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Citrix partners with Microsoft to simplify branch office network deployments

By Press Release 16 July 2018

Citrix has partnered with Microsoft to provide Citrix SD-WAN solution as the on-ramp to Azure, for the new Azure Virtual WAN service, announced by Microsoft today. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Insider Dev tour highlights innovation

By Ryan Noik 25 June 2018

Microsoft’s first Insider Dev Tour in Johannesburg saw a drone and monkey chasing a banana around the stage. Then things really got interesting. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Tech Summit Part 5: The future is here

By Ryan Noik 22 February 2018

In the continuation of the exploration of Azure, the conversation turned to the third and fourth pillars of the company’s approach to the cloud, that of artificial intelligence (AI) and trust. FULL STORY >

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Microsoft Tech Summit Part 1: Are you ready for a transformation?

By Ryan Noik 15 February 2018

Microsoft’s Tech Summit, which took place in Cape Town this week, turned out to be a wellspring of insight and inspiration. FULL STORY >

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Riverbed delivers cloud networking solution for secure connectivity to Microsoft Azure Cloud Networks

By Press Release 2 February 2017

Riverbed SteelConnect offers instant and automated provisioning of SD-WAN connectivity into Microsoft Azure cloud networks. FULL STORY >

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BlackBerry offers secure apps via Microsoft's Azure Cloud Platform

By Press Release 26 July 2016

Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform in Microsoft Azure Marketplace enhances collaboration and communication capabilities for businesses adapting the cloud. FULL STORY >

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BT to broaden cloud of clouds offering with Microsoft Azure Expressroute for Microsoft Office 365

By Staff Writer 2 October 2015

BT announced it is further broadening its Cloud of Clouds offering by providing customers the ability to connect directly to the Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite with Microsoft Azure... FULL STORY >

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Business Connexion launches first pay-as-you-go service for Windows Azure Pack in Africa

By Staff Writer 29 July 2015

The only gold certified Microsoft Cloud Operating System Network (COSN) partner in Africa, Business Connexion has launched the first pay-as-you-go service for Windows Azure Pack out of its Tier IV data... FULL STORY >

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Trend Micro Deep Security now available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

By Staff Writer 23 July 2015

As cloud infrastructure adoption continues to accelerate, Trend Micro Incorporated announced the availability of its cloud and data centre platform, Trend Micro Deep Security, on the Azure Marketplace, an online store... FULL STORY >

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Tarsus Cloud On Demand invests R2 million in local cloud market

By Staff Writer 6 May 2015

South Africans can now experience and take advantage of Azure like services, with the announcement that Tarsus Cloud On Demand, will be offering customers the ability to tap into on-premise, off-premise as well as hybrid cloud... FULL STORY >

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Openness Ideas competition gives local developers a chance to thrive

By Staff Writer 22 April 2015

Now underway and accepting entries until 26 May 2015, the Openness Ideas competition aims to give developers support and exposure using Microsoft's Azure backend. FULL STORY >

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Avanade and Sitecore to simplify enterprise marketing

By Staff Writer 7 November 2012

Web content management company, Sitecore, has announced it has formed a global partnership with Avanade, to deliver a simple, unified approach to digital marketing and web content management. FULL STORY >

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