Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 20 | Page 56

MARKET MOVEMENT Adapt IT consolidates telecommunications solutions covering areas such as the core network applications, enterprise mobility, Big Data and analytics, and mobile payments to the telecommunications industry in 10 countries across Africa and South America. “The two organisations will be able to fully exploit opportunities in the local and international telco market as Conor plans to play a meaningful role in Adapt IT’s telecommunications division’s strategy J SE-listed Adapt IT Holdings Limited has announced the acquisition of the Conor Group in a transaction worth R80 million to strengthen the Adapt IT Telecoms solutions division. Conor, founded in 2007, is a fast-growing and dynamic software business that employs 60 highly-skilled professionals and provides high performance telco and mobile financial service solutions, and growth by adding relevant world-class products to the existing solution offering,” said Conor CEO Chris Breytenbach The acquisition of Conor improves Adapt IT’s revenue and geographic diversification as the Conor customer base creates cross- selling opportunities in local and foreign markets for the Adapt IT telecommunications software solutions. “The Adapt IT telecommunications division solution offering is strengthened by the Conor acquisition with our customers benefiting from the technology synergies leveraged through this transaction, further enhancing opportunities to enable our customers to achieve more,” added Sbu Shabalala, CEO of Adapt IT. |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Redstor and VMware partner for data recovery R edstor, a leading cloud data management SaaS business with technology developed in South Africa, has announced a Technology Alliance Partnership with VMware, a global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure. It is the latest initiative by Redstor and builds upon its long-term strategy to treble revenue by 2020. The partnership accelerates solution development and strengthens Redstor’s relationship with VMware. Tighter integration with the virtualisation vendor now makes it even easier and simpler for IT staff to initiate a Redstor restore instantly. In response to customer demand, Redstor continues to broaden coverage by integrating with a growing number of platforms, including Office 365, and recently released Oracle backup. Redstor will back up a physical or virtual system and recover it directly into VMware – even if it has been running in a different hypervisor. Thomas Campbell, Technical Services Director at Redstor, said: “IT staff can now initiate a recovery in a single step, taking seconds. “This removes a lot of complexity and allows customers to meet more challenging recovery time objectives.” Single-step recovery is just the latest automated feature in Redstor’s unique cloud data management solution. By continually replacing repetitive tasks, removing complexity and managing data 56 wherever it is stored, Redstor is making operations significantly easier for IT staff. Redstor offers improved ways of tackling compliance, data growth, recovery from ransomware attacks, flexible cloud integration and reducing investment in primary storage. It also enables organisations to simplify deployment and billing, improve security and obtain borderless visibility of their entire data estate.