Liquid Telecom, the African Telecom group has partnered with Microsoft to sell its cloud solutions directly to its customers across Africa. This partnership will work through its Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Programme.
Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 10 will be available through a cloud based monthly subscription basis. Service and Infrastructure as a Service platform Microsoft Azure will also be directly available under this partnership. Along with these services, Office 365 and Dynamic 365 suite will be sold by Liquid Telecom.
This partnership enables faster delivery to customers owing to Liquid Telecom’s strength and ease of connectivity. The telecom company is a promising partner for Microsoft due to its impressive data center and intensive fibre network.
According to Nic Rudnick, CEO of Liquid Telecom,” Demand for cloud services is increasing exponentially across Africa as organisations look for greater agility, flexibility and security to grow their business. Through our extensive open access fibre network and integrated data centre capabilities in southern and eastern Africa, Microsoft and Liquid Telecom is better positioned to serve Africa’s digital future, which increasingly belongs in the cloud.”
With demand for cloud services on a rapid rise in the continent, this partnership will effectively transform innovation in all sectors. Liquid Telecom will initially serve customers in South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Zimbabwe and then gradually expand its services across the African continent.