Connecting Africa is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Cloud

Liquid Telecom Extends Microsoft Azure Stack Availability

Article Image
PRESS RELEASE -- Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced the availability of Microsoft Azure Stack - an extension of an ever-expanding set of cloud services to consistently develop and run hybrid cloud applications - to select African markets.

Leveraging its pan-African fibre network and data centre capabilities, Liquid Telecom will be able to directly offer Azure Stack services to businesses operating in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique and Mauritius.

The launch marks the first time that the Azure Stack platform will be available locally in these markets, offering businesses greater flexibility, security and cost savings by deploying hybrid cloud architecture and scenarios.

“The availability of Microsoft Azure Stack services in more African markets will enable more choice for customers in the region as they build and develop successful hybrid cloud environments to meet their growing business needs,” said Nic Rudnick, Group CEO, Liquid Telecom. “Azure Stack further expands our portfolio of world class solutions available to businesses of all sizes across the region. Africa’s Cloud is Liquid.”

By migrating to a hybrid cloud platform hosted in-country, businesses can access cloud applications that meet varied regulatory requirements, address latency and connectivity requirements by processing data locally in Azure Stack and much more.

“We’re continuing to extend the availability and capability of our services to meet the growing cloud requirements of businesses operating in some of the most dynamic African markets. Liquid Telecom offers infrastructure, reach and local expertise to successfully deliver Microsoft’s ever-expanding set of cloud services to the region,” said Amr Kamel, General Manager for Microsoft in West, East and Central Africa.

Businesses can use Liquid Telecom’s CloudConnect for Azure ExpressRoute to create direct high-speed connections between Azure data centres and Azure Stack cloud, bypassing the public internet. Multi-tenancy Azure Stack managed by Liquid Telecom will be offered to customers at new data centre locations, including Dar es Salaam, Harare, Kigali, and Nairobi. Azure Stack will soon be made available to businesses across Liquid Telecom’s entire pan-African fibre network, which stretches over 50,000km and connects more African countries on a single network than any other.

ENDS

Innovation hub

Story

Microsoft invests to help African startup growth

US-based software company Microsoft is investing and partnering to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African startups over the next five years.

Story

SA minister says AI institute should execute ideas

South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has officially launched the country's Artificial Intelligence Institute.

More Innovation hub

Partner perspectives

All Partner Perspectives

Africa Tech Perspectives

Story

Women in Tech: Spotlight on inclusivity with Digital Council Africa's Juanita Clark

Digital Council Africa founder and CEO, Juanita Clark, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and what needs to be done to make the tech industry intentionally inclusive.

Story

Women in Tech: Spotlight on legal tech with Life.file's Sinal Govender

Life.file co-founder, Sinal Govender, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and how we can encourage more young girls to enter the legal tech field.

Story

Digital inclusion as a catalyst for economic empowerment: Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu

Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu talks to Connecting Africa about how digital payment solutions and mobile money are transforming the lives of small business owners, women and marginalized groups in East Africa.

More AfricaCom perspectives

Latest video

More videos

Guest Perspectives

Story

Omdia View: July 2022

By Omdia Analysts

Kenya and Zambia move towards 5G with new spectrum allocations while Tunisie Telecom plans to shut down its 3G network - that and more in this month's Omdia View.

Story

Omdia View: June 2022

By Omdia Analysts

5G was the major news trend across Africa in June, as Orange became the first operator to launch 5G in Réunion and operators in Senegal accelerated their 5G plans despite spectrum delays.

More Guest Perspectives

Sponsored video

More videos

Flash poll

All polls

Like us on Facebook

Newsletter Sign Up


Sign Up