Matchmaking

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What is the ITWeb Data Centre Summit 2016 matchmaking programme?

The ITWeb Data Centre Summit 2016 matchmaking programme creates a proactive, pre-show platform enabling conference delegates to view profiles of sponsors and select who they want to meet at the event.

Benefits of business matchmaking

  • This proactive programme enables you to be proactive before arriving at the event, maximising the networking experience!
  • All meetings take place in the ITWeb Data Centre Summit 2016 matchmaking lounge, at meeting tables or on relevant sponsor display areas.

Personal service

We have a team of matchmakers to assist you with your meetings.

Business Matchmaking Motivations

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Planning ahead in the current dynamic market can be difficult to ensure a long term success of your data center project.
Leading analyst say: There is no leader in data center networking.
Now, how do you choose a vendor to deliver on your vision?
To be successful, you need a vendor that:
- Provides a unique architecture that delivers simplicity, agility and growth
- Automates your data center saving you CAPEX and OPEX
- Has the vision and innovation to meet any future needs

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has been positioned as a "Visionary" in the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Network Infrastructure by Gartner. According to Gartner, a vendor in the Visionaries quadrant has demonstrated an ability to increase the features in its offering, to provide a unique and differentiated approach to the market. A Visionary has innovated in one or more of the key areas of data center infrastructure, such as management (including virtualization), security (including policy enforcement), SDN and operational efficiency, as well as cost reductions.

Please join Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise for the matchmaking experience and learn how our Data Center services can help you to meet your current and future demands.

JAYCOR in partnership with Belden

Belden Data Centre Solutions: Faster, Easier, Better
As enterprises and data centres evolve, infrastructure managers are faced with the challenges of creating and maintaining flexible infrastructure that can support the IT requirements of today and tomorrow. Belden is uniquely positioned to provide support throughout the planning, deployment and post-installation processes of infrastructure networks, helping to increase uptime and security whilst reducing operating costs and capital expenditure.

With extensive experience in global enterprise networks and data centres and leading edge engineering and manufacturing expertise, Belden understands the issues, knows how to resolve them and is able to provide the right level of support, worldwide. With a wide range of data centre products and solutions you can be certain that your Belden data centre projects are truly Faster, Easier, Better.

A broad portfolio from a single source supplier
As a global industry leader with an extensive copper and fiber cable and connectivity portfolio, Belden's full range of data centre specific products includes enclosures, power distribution units (PDUs) and Intelligent Patching (Belden PatchPro®). These components are designed to be integrated seamlessly into a complete structured system to provide energy efficient, secure, uninterrupted availability and high-quality performance.

Local partnership
JAYCOR is a South African business and Belden's preferred distribution partner. Established in 1987, JAYCOR has distributed Belden's cable and wire product range across Sub-Saharan Africa, servicing a vast array of industries including the broadcast, industrial, transport, energy and defence industries. With distribution locations in Johannesburg and Cape Town, JAYCOR is strategically positioned to deliver Belden's complete product line for data centre solutions, with local support necessary to deliver world class outcomes. JAYCOR is a Level 1 BBBEE contributor. We understand the unique landscape and challenges Southern African businesses face and our responsibility to help clients to meet multiple objectives. Our value added services such as custom cable manufacture, harness assembly, copper and optical fibre terminations provide important local content and support social and economic development.

JAYCOR
in partnership with

Belden

Mellanox Technology

Visit Mellanox Technology to discuss your networking requirements.
Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure.

Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase datacentre efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox high performance solutions include: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon.

Our innovative technology offers unparalleled performance and is the backbone for some of the largest supercomputers and most robust, reliable networks in the world. Today, your business can benefit from this very same technology and gain an all-important competitive advantage.
To learn more about how our solutions and services can provide a serious performance edge while offering significant cost savings – speak to our local Mellanox team in the Business Matchmaking sessions.

Mellanox Technology

Montana Data Company

Do you need innovative change in your business in today's fast paced environment?

Do you have increasing data dependency?
Require continuous change in data, volume and size?
Do you need to reduce risk and prevent data loss?

Let us show you how our solutions, including a brand new file transfer protocol, can meet your requirements. - Big data transfer, collaborate, protect and analyse

- Patch deployment, synchronisation or data sharing
- Address POPI Act requirements
- SIPRNET & JWICS military and security agency accreditation
- FIPS 140-2 financial institution compliancy

On a current POC we reduced a global credit bureau's file transfer environment from 17 hours to 3 minutes.

- Can you afford not to speak to us? FIPS 140-2 financial institution compliancy

MTN Business

The goal behind MTN Business is to offer our clients across Africa a one stop shop for ICT solutions. MTN Business offers services across the 3 key markets it serves namely Small Medium Enterprises, Public Sector and the Corporate market. MTN Business was conceived to deliver on a single mission of enabling and growing its clients businesses. The goal is to make it simple for our clients to do business across the continent by ensuring that they never have to worry about their network; data centres, connectivity as MTN Business will always be there to take care of the pains associated with IT infrastructure

At a much more broader strategy, MTN Business has identified 3 key areas where it aims to excel. The first of these is geographic expansion with our stated goal of being the ICT partner of choice for all businesses seeking to grow beyond their existing borders. The second being the recognition for improved government to citizen (G2C) engagements in the countries in which it operates. The third being economic inclusion by enabling communities to enjoy the benefits of the digital world. For this reason MTN Business will focus on education, healthcare and financial inclusion.

As the leader in mobile space, it’s a natural progression to grow into the IT space. To that reason, MTN Business offers ICT solutions in Unified Communications (US), Internet of Things (IoT); Security; Cloud and Managed Networks for any size business.

Neotel

Please join us at our stand for a one-on-one meeting and find out more about Neotel's state-of-the-art Data Centre innovations that can help your business gain a competitive advantage.

Migrate to Neotel's Data Centre and benefit from operating directly from SA's better communications backbone:
- Radically enhanced connectivity performance
- Ultra-fast Internet access
- Exponentially improved resilience
- Rock-solid security
- Significantly reduced costs

Neotel

Nutanix

IT needs next-generation datacentre infrastructure that delivers cloud-like economics and agility, but with the security and reliability of on-premises solutions. It is this need that is driving innovations in datacentre technologies such as hyperconvergence.

But hyperconvergence is still widely misunderstood by many. Come chat to us and we will show you how at Nutanix we build hyperconverged infrastructure that natively integrate compute and storage into a single x86-based server deployed in scale-out clusters. It reduces power and space, and dramatically eliminates storage complexity.

The converged storage and virtualization stack from Nutanix eliminates the bloat of legacy standalone hypervisors and makes virtualization invisible.

What are the benefits to you?
- Lower Costs - 40-60% reduction in overall CapEx and OpEx.
- Limitless Scalability - Scale infrastructure predictably with no limits.
- Fastest Time-to-Value - 8x faster time to value in buying, deploying, and managing.
- Smallest Footprint - Up to 90% reduction in power, cooling, and space with a 2U form factor.
- Time for IT Innovation - Free IT resources to focus on important business initiatives and true innovation.

But don’t take our word for it… According to our customers:
“We don't sell (data centre or hardware) real estate, we provide managed services coupled with the hardware to run it. When we initially whittled potential providers down to three players and called in all three to do a POC for us, we really started seeing the new capabilities of hyperconvergence. One of the biggest selling points for us was that it literally obliterated the need for SAN storage and SAN storage management in our X86 landscape. Not having the constraints of a SAN on us, bearing in mind that SANs were never really built for virtualised environments as they are classically bolted on as an afterthought, was probably one of the biggest deciding factors.” - Edward Evans, Managing Executive – Cloud Operations at UCS Solutions

We would like to demonstrate to you how you can make storage invisible, make virtualization invisible and make the cloud invisible.

Rittal

As a leading systems provider for over half a century, Rittal has a global footprint across 70 countries with manufacturing facilities on four continents. Rittal manufactures the world's leading industrial and IT enclosures, racks and accessories, including high efficiency, high density climate control and power management systems for industrial, data center, outdoor and hybrid applications. Rittal's off-the-shelf standard, modified standard and custom-engineered products are known throughout the world as high quality, affordable solutions for practically any industrial or IT infrastructure application - from single enclosures to comprehensive systems.
Providing a solution across an array of industries, our local team of experts would love to meet with you to understand and address your needs!

SYSDBA

SYSDBA has been delivering datacentre consolidation technologies for 20 years.
Our latest exciting offering comes from the world of Hyper-convergence. In partnership with Simplivity; come and discuss why not all hyper-convergence technologies are not created equally.
We deliver what modern data centers crave: the enterprise-class performance, protection and resiliency that today's organizations require, with the cloud economics businesses demand.

Tintri

Did you know that Tintri VM-aware storage (VAS) is the simplest for virtualized applications and cloud? Organizations including Toyota, United Healthcare, NASA and 7 of the Fortune 15 trust their virtualized applications to Tintri. With VAS they manage only virtual machines, in a fraction of the footprint and at far lower cost than conventional storage. Meet with Dennis Naidoo and Claudio Polla to see first-hand how Tintri provides visibility across your entire infrastructure and guarantees the performance of your virtualized applications. Let us set this meeting for you and you'll see storage differently!

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