Liquid C2 Becomes Africa’s First Google Cloud Interconnect Provider

Liquid C2, a cloud and cybersecurity subsidiary of Cassava Technologies and controlled by Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, has become Africa’s first Google Cloud Interconnect provider.

This milestone, powered by its strategic alliance with Google Cloud services, allows Liquid C2 to provide direct, high-speed access to Google Cloud, considerably improving the performance and security of cloud-based applications for its customers.

The additional features of Liquid C2 enable African enterprises to access bespoke cloud solutions, which are critical for digital transformation. Companies that use Google Cloud Interconnect can lessen their reliance on public internet connections, thereby improving security and operational efficiency. The improved speed and capacity of the direct connection enhance the performance of cloud-based apps, resulting in a more secure and reliable service.

“Becoming the first Google Cloud Interconnect provider in Africa is a major milestone for us in our quest to lead the continent’s cloud solutions market,” stated Oswald Jumira, chief executive officer of Liquid “Our collaboration with Google Cloud enables us to use our capabilities and create solutions that address the specific needs of the African market. Direct access to the Google Cloud network improves security and operational efficiency for our customers in the wholesale, enterprise, and government sectors.

Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Managing Director of Google Cloud for Turkey, the Middle East, and Africa, highlighted the collaboration’s potential to promote digital inclusion and economic progress throughout Africa. “Google Interconnect has the potential to revolutionize business operations, and Liquid C2 is providing access to these transformative opportunities.”

This development builds on Liquid C2’s earlier relationship with Google Cloud and AI business Anthropic, started in March this year to revolutionize cloud, cybersecurity, and AI solutions for African enterprises.

In 2023, Liquid C2 opened its third Cyber Security Fusion Center in Lusaka, Zambia, demonstrating its commitment to improving cybersecurity across Africa.

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