Partnership enhances access to cloud services

October 1, 2015 7:28 am0 comments

Cloud computingJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN Business has announced it would offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to its clientele in a move aimed at taking another step in moving African enterprises closer to accessing cloud services.

Debbie Minnaar, General Manager: Products and Services, Group Enterprise Business Unit, MTN, said through Azure ExpressRoute, customers could experience a managed network service with the same reliability, manageability and security they would have when using a private network.

“Customers will benefit from better quality of service, and will be able to access services via the Cloud, as well as share data sets between the MTN Business Cloud and Azure, for a hybrid cloud experience,” said Minnaar.

Ross Ortega, Principal Programme Manager, Azure Networking, said Microsoft was excited to welcome MTN into its Azure ExpressRoute ecosystem.

“MTN has a long-term history of collaborating with Microsoft, both in hybrid cloud and productivity solutions. MTN’s capabilities to operate enterprise class networks, along with their sizeable reach and availability on the African continent and in the Middle East, will significantly help extend Azure services in those regions,” said Ortega.

The Azure ExpressRoute offering comes on the back of the recent launch of MTN’s pan-African cloud platform, which provides customers with hybrid cloud solution services from MTN’s data centres.

Both of these developments are in line with MTN’s commitment to enabling the growth of enterprise customers by offering them the best in class ICT services.

– CAJ News


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