Liquid Brings the Cloud to Africa

August 30th, 2017 by · Leave a Comment

There will be at least one more cloud in Africa from here on out.  Liquid Telecom has unveiled a new partnership to bring Microsoft’s cloud products to the continent.

Liquid has signed on as a Cloud Solution Provider, and will be bringing Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite and Windows 10 to businesses of all sizes.  They’ll be doing that over the 50,000km fiber network they’ve put in place along the east coast of Africa from Somalia to South Africa.  They’ll be starting in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, and Zimbabwe and moving onto the rest of the footprint over time.

Microsoft announced a move to deliver its cloud services from Johannesburg and Cape Town starting next year, but for now Liquid will be getting a head start by pulling them in from overseas.

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