Data Center & Cloud Africa Digi-Conference
In the past few months, African countries have witnessed accelerated digitalization as companies resorted to digital services and remote working to overcome the pandemic challenges. This in turn has resulted in an increased need for data storage and management services and compelled companies to resort to data centers and cloud infrastructure to better store and manage the large amount of collected data.
According to Cloud in Africa 2020 report, 38% of decision-makers increased their cloud services spend in the last year. In South Africa, 82% stated that they had increased cloud spend along with 50% of the companies in Nigeria and Botswana. As for the data center market investment, it is expected to increase 15% by 2026 in Africa, according to Research and Markets.
While some organizations support the data center integration, they still face the challenge of associated cost and limited resources and, in some countries, power shortage as well. As for cloud infrastructure, its adoption is comparatively simpler and more cost-efficient; however, the challenge of data privacy and security remains as most African countries have regulations that limit data storage to local service providers.
In light of this, Data center & Cloud Africa DigiConference scheduled for 25th August 2021, will host regional and international experts and decision makers from key industries to exchange ideas and provide solutions to overcome critical challenges faced with data center and cloud adoption. The conference will host interactive panel discussion, cutting-edge technology showcases, and insightful case studies.