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Posted by Nicole Moletsane on 09-Jun-2022 15:07:08

 

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Data is the Differentiator: Unlocking Successful Business Transformation

Posted by Nicole Moletsane on 03-May-2022 10:58:02

 

No matter the industry, hybrid cloud can help drive business transformation.

Humans have long understood the power of data when it comes to effective decision-making. 20,000 years ago, Paleolithic tribespeople kept records of their trading activity by making marks on sticks and bones, while even a modern-sounding idea like “business intelligence” is older than most of us perhaps realise. In fact, the term first appeared in 1865 in reference to a banker named Henry Furnese, whose facility with information collection and analysis is said to have given him a powerful edge over his competitors.

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Topics: IBM, Hiperdist

The Value of Hybrid Cloud Management

Posted by Nicole Moletsane on 27-Apr-2022 15:37:25

 

Managing hybrid cloud IT environments can be a daunting task, and organisations need the right tools to tackle the challenges.

Organisations are seeking to deliver innovative capabilities faster with existing enterprise applications. However, a significant portion of IT budget is consumed by maintaining these existing applications. As organisations embark on application and data modernisation, most land on a hybrid cloud strategy with application and data workloads balanced across both public cloud and private cloud. Organisations need a robust management solution that works across infrastructure and application suite to keep all the systems running smoothly.

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Topics: Hiperdist

Introducing IBM Observability by Instana APM for z/OS

Posted by Nicole Moletsane on 11-Oct-2021 15:48:55
 
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Topics: IBM, Africa, Hiperdist

Vertiv Launches Million Dollar Hub in Morocco

Posted by Nicole Moletsane on 10-Sep-2021 14:23:12
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Vertiv (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today announced the launch of its million dollar hub in Morocco. Vertiv has been operational in Africa for over 35 years, serving its channel partners by offering holistic technology solutions that bring together hardware, software, analytics and ongoing services to enable continuous and optimal running of vital applications for data centers and communication networks, as well as commercial and industrial facilities. The ability to now offer supply of products from Morocco, permits the company to stay true to its commitment of providing business-expanding capabilities to its partners and driving innovative possibilities to newer heights.

CONNECTIVITY IS KEY: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL

As a precursor to its stock hub launch in Morocco, Vertiv recently embarked on a series of roadshow events to showcase its latest technology innovations to channel partners, consultants and end-users across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) earlier this month. This strategic move aims to transform the supply-chain landscape.

“In a world that is becoming more and more complex every single day, we strive to provide simple, effective, reliable and innovative mission-critical technology solutions to our customers. Connectivity is the single-most important thing we all collectively thrive on globally, it is essential not only to stay connected but also to be able to do this at a swift pace,” remarked Pierre Havenga – Managing Director of Vertiv in Middle East and Africa. “The launch of our new hub in Morocco gives us an opportunity to continue to reinforce our commitment of delivering revolutionary, game-changing, core-to-edge solutions to our customers and our channel partners. Our presence in such a geographically strategic location such as Morocco safeguards the entire value-chain from local availability of our services to rapid delivery of fast-moving goods.  It also strengthens our global delivery model, thereby allowing our partners to gain momentum in their own businesses and services.”

SCALING UP TO KEEP PACE WITH CONSUMER TRENDS

The move to handling essential elements of everyday life online, prompted by the global COVID-19 pandemic, will remain a fundamental reality for people around the world long after the pandemic has passed, a comprehensive new consumer report by Ericsson predicts. Representing the equivalent opinions of 2.3 billion consumers across 31 markets worldwide, the report predicts that consumers will not only continue to manage routine activities – such as remote work, e-learning, e-health and online grocery shopping – online, but will also add an average of 2.5 new services, further increasing the time spent online by an average of 10 hours per week by 2025. With all trends pointing in the direction of heavy and completely digitized business eco-systems in the future, Vertiv’s initiatives remain focused to address the unique needs of channel-partners in local markets and to deliver a strong supply chain that ensures fast, easy equipment delivery and service anywhere in the world.

The idea behind establishing a new stock holding in Morocco sprung from Vertiv’s relentless pursuit of providing superior services to existing and new clients, improving connectivity and introducing disruptive technology, thereby creating a win-win situation for all. This initiative is designed to improve lead times and create more opportunities, thus propelling pace of business in the EMEA region.

To learn more about the Vertiv and its latest initiatives or to get latest updates, contact us : https://info.hiperdist.com/vertiv-2021-sales-contact-form

 

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The story of Hiperdist and IBM

Posted by Nicole Moletsane on 12-Oct-2020 16:56:35
 

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Topics: IBM, Africa, Hiperdist

IBM Q4 Systems Channel Offerings

Posted by Nicole Moletsane on 07-Oct-2020 15:29:23
 
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IBM Data & AI Webinar Series Resources and Surveys

Posted by Nicole Moletsane on 23-Sep-2020 15:59:01
 
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Why Hybrid Multicloud Storage Is a Must for Businesses of the Future

Posted by Nicole Moletsane on 02-Sep-2020 12:27:25
 
 
A new decade has dawned. The technological boom experienced over previous decades continues, transforming daily life, communication and business rapidly. The potential for even more developments that were once the stuff of fiction increases with every passing second. And one of the greatest tools we have at our fingertips to accelerate this growth, whether from a personal or professional perspective, is data.

Data is a business’s most precious resource. And when businesses tap into that goldmine by harnessing the power of data, their potential for growth is enormous. Those who aren’t yet making the most of the data that runs through their organisations are missing a huge opportunity to streamline processes and connect with customers – and ultimately risk losing their competitive edge. But, if they are to unlock this power, businesses need to think hard about how their data is stored.

The Wize Guys series offers wisdom for our data-driven world, and the storage of that data is a primary consideration. So, what should businesses look for when choosing a data storage solution to suit their needs?

Some must-haves include:

  • Low latency. Accessing or moving precious data quickly is essential in our fast-paced world.
  • Security. Trust and resiliency are factors that are too important to ignore, especially when you’re storing your business’s most valuable resource.
  • Ease of use. Who needs complications?  
  • Cost efficiency. Every penny needs to be spent wisely, especially for smaller businesses. Getting storage right is worth investing in.

IBM recently announced the FlashSystems family of storage solutions. The FlashSystems products deliver on all of the above points without question, but there’s one thing that really puts them head and shoulders above the rest.

The FlashSystems family of storage solutions performs exceptionally in the hybrid multicloud environment. This means that you can find the most seamless solution for your storage, whether your data is on-prem, in the cloud, or a combination of both. With a smaller footprint and dramatic reduction in cost, too. FlashSystems solutions represent increased innovation with decreased complexity and cost. It’s storage made simple. Many of us fall into the trap of preparing for the hypothetical future when, in reality, the future is now. Don’t let your business get left behind. Make the “wize” choice for your business’s data with the FlashSystems family of storage solutions.

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Topics: IBM, Systems, Flashsystems

Autonomous Database comes to the customer datacenter

Posted by Nicole Moletsane on 09-Jul-2020 11:18:10
 
 

What’s Autonomous Database

Autonomous Database represents a shift in the database industry similar to what’s happening in the auto industry where cars are now parking and driving themselves, without direct human intervention.  Autonomous Database is bringing both a technological shift and a financial model change to the way people leverage the best database in the world, Oracle Database.  Autonomous Database delivers a machine-learning driven, self-managed database capability that natively builds in Oracle’s extensive technology stack and best practices for self-driving, self-securing and self-repairing operation. The Autonomous Database is completely self-managed, allowing you to focus on business innovations instead of technology and is consumed in a true pay-per-use subscription model to lower operational cost.

What’s Exadata Cloud@Customer

Many companies cannot simply move to public cloud due to challenges involving the regulatory nature of their data, data sovereignty laws requiring data to stay in country of origin, and the complexities of systems entanglement present in enterprise architectures. Systems entanglement happens because individual applications are coupled to others in such a way that changes to one impact the others, thereby complicating a move to public cloud.  To mitigate these challenges while providing customers the benefits of cloud self-service and a pay-per-use financial model, Oracle introduced Exadata Cloud@Customer in 2017, bringing the cloud to customers who cannot simply transform to public cloud. 

What’s unique about Autonomous on Exadata Cloud@Customer

With the introduction of Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer (ADB-ExaC@C), the responsibility for managing both the infrastructure and the database software is transferred to Oracle’s autonomous operations and Oracle becomes responsible and accountable for the health and lifecycle operations of the databases. Exadata Cloud@Customer enables users of Autonomous Database to take advantage of their architectural Identicality with Oracle public cloud and the Cloud@Customer experience on-premises in the customer data center. Architectural Identicality enables hybrid usage such as development and stress testing in public cloud with production deployment on-premises.  Further, Autonomous Database is uniquely elastic in that it can auto-scale up and down based on the real-time incoming workload while staying completely online, thus enabling a true pay-per-use model for ADB-ExaC@C users.  The Autonomous Database also handles workload isolation and dynamic resource allocations to prevent the underutilization of physical resources and further optimize costs.  These ADB-ExaC@C capabilities mean users no longer have to worry about administrative tasks such as database updates or security patching which are handled by Oracle’s autonomous fleet operations.  Customers simply put autonomous operational policies in place and the autonomous software layers operate within the guidelines of the policies and the end result is a database cloud in the customer data center that provides governance and best practices for IT while delivering independence, agility and complete self-service for developers and line of business DBAs.

Getting started with Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer

Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer is easy to get started and begins with subscribing to some dedicated Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure.   Oracle delivers and works with IT to register and activate the infrastructure with a regional control plane in Oracle’s public cloud.  Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer delivers a win-win for both IT and project team developers because IT gets governance and best practices in place while freeing developers to innovate with a simple to use self-service database cloud.

An IT Fleet group is created and allocates VM Clusters and Database Containers for the business, separating out dev-test, pre-production, and production environments according to best practices.  Project team developers and/or DBAs are given access to specific labeled environments with quotas settled on by organizational budgeting plans.  The developers and DBA’s self-service Autonomous Database within the limits of their issued quota and are free to create, start, stop, scale, clone, terminate and other actions on their Autonomous Databases completely independent of the Fleet Admin group.  It’s possible for developers to get a mission-critical Autonomous Database with the click of a button or the call of a CLI or REST command in what amounts to seconds.

Problem Solved

Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer solves the regulatory and systems entanglement challenges some customers have that prevent a move to a public cloud. It brings the benefits sought after in a cloud based database solution right to their data center.  It gives customers a complete self-service database capability implementing Oracle best practices in a self-managed, autonomous solution. Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer enables the simplest transformation to database cloud, optimizing cost thru true pay-per-use,  eliminating manual labor and human errors with a machine learning based self-driving, self-securing and self-repairing database.

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**Robert Greene
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