Microsoft and Liquid Telecom have partnered to expand the availability of Azure cloud services to other markets across Africa.
The US software and services giant will use Liquid Telecom’s data centres and 70 000km of fibre across Africa to offer the Azure and the Azure Stack to clients, the companies said at AfricaCom in Cape Town on Tuesday.
“Liquid Telecom now provides this modern hybrid cloud in five regions — South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda — with more countries scheduled to go live during 2019,” Liquid Telecom Group CEO Nic Rudnick said in a statement.
Microsoft ExpressRoute, part of Liquid Telecom’s CloudConnect offering, allows customers to establish private connections to Azure for better performance and security, and lower latency. Liquid Telecom provides an ExpressRoute service across eight African countries on its own fibre. CloudConnect also delivers additional direct connection products to other global and local African providers. — © 2018 NewsCentral Media