By STAFF REPORTER
JOHANNESBURG- INFORMATION technology experts and visionaries throughout the continent will be offered a platform to share and learn trends around applications and data.
They will meet under the aegis of Veeam Software, which is organising the annual VeeamON Forum Africa on August 15 in Bryanston, Johannesburg.
Given the importance of digital transformation on the corporate agenda, Swiss-based Veeam has structured this year’s forum to focus on how the connected environment impacts on business continuity and disaster recovery strategies in boardrooms across Africa.
“This is the only event of its kind on the continent that is entirely focused on solving business challenges to provide availability for all organisational applications and data,” said Claude Schuck, regional manager for Africa at Veeam.
“We have taken the feedback from last year and will be focusing even more on challenges in the enterprise and the cloud as customers across industry sectors are looking for increasingly innovative ways to meet their availability demands.”
Schuck believes that VeeamON Forum Africa will provide delegates with a platform to gain clearer insight on the role availability will play in a digitally-transformed business.
Several senior Veeam executives will be in attendance and discussing different elements of the digital transformation journey considering the availability requirements of the modern enterprise.
They include Gregg Petersen, regional director for Middle East and Africa and the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC), Mike Resseler, Director of Product Management and Michael Cade, Technical Evangelist, Europe Middle East and Asia.
While the upcoming Veeam Availability Suite v10 will be under the spotlight, the company will also examine how the local data centre market will be changing as multi-nationals are identifying the continent as one that is rife with opportunities for the establishment of data centres.
“The next year will be a roller-coaster ride for enterprise customers looking to adapt to international hosting providers using South Africa to launch these data centres catering for business across Africa,” said Schuck.
IT experts converge at VeeamON Forum Africa
By STAFF REPORTER