Intelligent Data Centres Issue 40 | Page 46

performance improvements and reduced operational costs .
Airports Company South Africa owns and manages a network of nine airports in South Africa , including the three main international gateways : O . R . Tambo International , Cape Town International and King Shaka International , which together process more than 40 million passengers annually .
“ Airports Company South Africa is mandated to advance South Africa ’ s national agenda of economic growth and development while delivering a sustainable and profitable business ,” said Mthoko Mncwabe , CIO , Airports Company South Africa . “ Cloud-led digital transformation is vital for us to maintain an agile and profitable business model . The Oracle Cloud Johannesburg Region will offer us the flexibility to explore the latest technologies that can support our digital roadmap .”
The Government Pensions Administrative Agency ( GPAA ) ensures the effective , transparent and accountable administration of pension funds on behalf of the Government Employees Pension Fund ( GPEF ) and the National Treasury of South Africa .
“ GPAA is in the process of replacing legacy applications and refreshing its IT infrastructure ,” said Meiring Coetzee , CIO , Government Pensions Administrative Agency . “ The timing of the Johannesburg region opening is perfect to enable us to lift and shift our existing and future Oracle deployments to the cloud . This will enable us to cut down on on-premises infrastructure and assist with the management of Oracle services , cybersecurity and Disaster Recovery .”
Telkom is Africa ’ s largest telecommunications company . “ Telkom plays a leading role in South Africa ’ s digital revolution , providing the latest converged ICT solutions for a range of business and residential customers ,” said Reubin Layman , CIO , Openserve , Telkom SA . “ The Johannesburg region will boost the local infrastructure capability of South Africa and the wider continent , and help organisations kick-start their Digital Transformation journeys .” �
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