Zadara, an established operator in edge cloud services, has announced that Africa Data Centres, Africa’s largest network of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, and South Africa-based systems integrator Global Sense have added Zadara’s edge cloud services to their marketplace.
According to the companies, Zadara’s enterprise-grade products and services, including its Federated Edge program, are now available in Midrand, South Africa, and will soon be expanded into all Africa Data Centres locations to serve enterprise customers throughout the continent.
With datacentres located across Africa’s major regional business and trade hubs, Africa Data Centres believes it sits at the heart of Africa’s digital transformation.
“These locations are rapidly emerging as epicentres for public and private cloud hosting, attracting both multinationals and the largest African enterprises. The company is focused on providing highly connected, physically secure, efficient facilities that are designed, built and operated to the highest standards demanded by today’s leading cloud providers, carriers and enterprises,” the company asserts.
Zadara delivers turnkey solutions with the benefits of on-demand compute and storage services anywhere, in an existing on-premises datacentre, in a private colocation facility, or in the cloud.
It says this flexibility enables customers to develop, deploy, run and virtualise any application on a true 100% OpEx consumption-based model.
“We are excited about the launch of Zadara’s enterprise edge cloud services in our Midrand facility,” said Jody Martin, cloud product manager for Africa Data Centres. “Through Global Sense, a South Africa-based systems integrator and strategic Zadara partner, customers in our facilities can access fully-managed IT infrastructure on demand, scale their solutions at any time and simplify complex hybrid deployments. It’s an honour to be a part of Zadara’s growth through our secure, cloud and carrier-neutral facilities – which are rapidly expanding across the continent.”
Tal Rotem, sales director, South EMEA & LATAM for Zadara, added: “With the African datacentre market expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% over the coming years, the time is now to bring these benefits to the continent. We are proud to work with Africa Data Centres – their state-of-the-art datacentres combined with Zadara technology will allow African organisations access to advanced, localised compute network and storage cloud services. Together, we are enabling customers to reduce cost, increase agility and drive productivity within their businesses.”
Gerrit Visser, managing director for Global Sense, said, “Our team understands that no two businesses are alike, that’s why we partner with our customers to develop efficient, cost-effective solutions that help optimise businesses. Delivering Zadara’s cloud edge computing and storage services in Africa Data Centres’ world-class datacentre facilities allows our customers to keep up with modern enterprise architectures. Zadara’s pay-as-you-consume model is very advantageous to our customers and gives them flexibility and the ability to scale.”