The ‘Cloud as a Service’ platform was launched as a response to increasing demand from companies that operate across the African continent that are looking to innovate and improve their digital tools and capabilities. These companies also want to minimise software licensing and any other additional costs.
‘Cloud as a Service’ is aimed at tackling the challenges that companies are facing by delivering a different strategy that will improve business efficiencies and improve productivity, while at the same time reducing high expenses and complexities that come with the purchase and maintenance of IT infrastructure and hardware. Africa’s hunger for Cloud services, according to research called Cloud Africa 2018 conducted by World Wide Worx, is growing at an unprecedented rate. Some regions in Africa are not able to fully take advantage of Cloud services due to a slow internet connection and lack of internet access. Despite this, uptake in companies using Cloud services has more than doubled since 2013.
Chief Executive of Angola Cables, António Nunes, says that access to Cloud services has numerous benefits for corporates and other parties that need scale and efficiency for their businesses. “The Angola Cables Cloud Service offering is a very robust, yet flexible platform that offers on-demand hardware and software resources, accelerated processing and cloud allocated storage that can be accessed anywhere in the world – even by mobile phone,” Nunes commented.
“Given Africa’s high number of mobile subscribers, Cloud-based applications offer the opportunity to adopt and embrace evolving digital technologies that can advance economic development and cultural change. We are already seeing a steady increase in investments being made by governments, banking and financial institutions and other businesses on the continent in using the Cloud to deliver more secure, user-friendly applications and services to their customers,” says Nunes.
Angola Cables Cloud Service is available through the AngoNAP data centres in Luanda and AngoNAP Fortaleza Tier III in Brazil, with direct linkages to the low latency South Atlantics (SACS) and Monet cable systems within safe, scalable, co-location environments. “Our current infrastructure is ideal for a wide range of customers from large multinationals to OTT content providers, backhaul providers, ISP’s and high data volume users that share data across the continents of Africa and South America and the rest of the world,” added Nunes.
“Given the flexibility of our infrastructure and the ultra-low latency routings available across our subsea cable network, we are in an ideal position to assist and support companies with their cloud migration and the digital transformation of their enterprises,” says Nunes.