Convergence Partners investee, Internet Solutions, has announced that it has extended its partnership with EMC Corporation by joining the EMC Velocity Service Provider Program as a Gold Partner. IS will deliver a cost-effective, dual-site data replication solution called Cloud Rack that leverages the strong network and data centre capabilities of IS, and is powered by EMC’s storage solutions.
Following the successful conclusion of Dimension Data’s acquisition of AccessKenya Group for R328m, the Johannesburg-headquartered company has announced that it has appointed its Middle East and Africa CEO, Derek Wilcocks, to the Kenyan company’s board.
Software-defined networks look set to have a profound impact on the computer networking landscape, according to Internet Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Prenesh Padayachee. As technology has continued to evolve to having a predominance of smart end-devices and the growth of machine-to-machine technology today, so has the complexity of the networks that enable these computing paradigms.
FibreCo Telecommunications, a joint venture between Cell C, Internet Solutions and businessman Andile Ngcaba’s Convergence Partners, is turning its attention to its next big project after completing construction of a fibre-optic link between Johannesburg and East London.
Internet Solutions (IS) has boosted its capabilities and reach into West Africa by connecting Namibia (through its local implementation partner, ITN) and Nigeria to the West Africa Cable System (WACS). The company also plans to light up capacity in Ghana and Angola in the near future.
Convergence Partners Investee, Internet Solutions, has announced that the company’s Public Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) offering can now be purchased on a pay-as-you-go basis using a credit card. The IS Public CaaS platform, available through a Web-based portal, enables developers, independent software vendors, small-to-medium-sized businesses or large corporations to easily access enterprise-grade cloud services with pro rata pricing, so users only pay for what they use.
Internet Solutions’ subsidiary, Always On, in partnership with Samsung Electronics, will provide all new and existing Samsung smart device users with 1GB of free Wi-Fi access per month for 12 months, at more than 1200 AlwaysOn hotspots around South Africa.
Specialised Microsoft and mobile application development company, 3fifteen played a central role in the development of a Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 application that allowed golfing fans to stay on top of the latest news and scores during the Dimension Data Pro-Am golf tournament. 3fifteen is a subsidiary of Convergence Partners’ investee company, Britehouse.
Internet Solutions has rolled out one of the largest next generation LMDS networks in Africa using Intracom Telecom’s innovative point-to-multi-point wireless system, supplied and installed by Communication Solutions (Comsol). The new platform will enhance Internet Solutions’ network coverage and offer high-quality, reliable broadband services to its corporate subscribers in South Africa. The solution design and supply was undertaken by Comsol, a company with a proven track record in a comprehensive range of services in wireless networking.