Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has partnered with Microsoft through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme to deliver cloud services across Africa.
Liquid Telecom will for the first time serve businesses of all sizes on the continent with cloud services and products, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Office 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite and Windows 10.
Initially on offer to customers in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe, Microsoft’s cloud services will eventually be made available across Liquid Telecom’s entire network footprint, which serves customers through one single point of contact and service level agreement.
In May 2017, Microsoft revealed plans to deliver Microsoft Cloud for the first time from data centres located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with initial availability anticipated in 2018.
Liquid Telecom operates two Tier 3 designed data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town, which offer a combined 1,700 square metres of rack space. It also operates the East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, which houses 2,000 square metres of secured space for data servers over three floors.