On Thursday, 18 July 2019, internet services provider, Internet Solutions (IS), announced its plan to expand its hybrid multi-cloud for customers. The company is said to be partnering with Microsoft on the project that will extend the offering from traditional networking, voice and hosting, to include cloud capabilities on Azure, Voice and eventually AI.
IS, a provider of hosting services in South Africa, offers datacentre hosting and managed cloud services. And through this partnership IS hopes to build a Cloud Centre of Excellence for clients, ultimately, resulting in better and broader service offerings for clients.
“We were aware of the changing market and saw the need to create a differential offering for our organisation that sets us apart from the competition. We identified the opportunity to extend our cloud portfolio to customers wanting to leverage the power of Azure locally, through Microsoft’s recently launched hyperscale datacentres in South Africa. Our longstanding partnership with Microsoft enables us to unlock new capabilities within our business,” says Basha Pillay, Executive Head for Cloud and Collaboration at Internet Solutions.
Basha went on to say, “this partnership will also enable us to work with our existing customers to help migrate their Windows & SQL 2008 environments to Azure – further extending our support to clients and ensuring they are not only ready for the future but also taking maximum advantage of today’s technologies.”
Lionel Moyal, Commercial Partners Lead at Microsoft South Africa, says, “we’re in a time where technology is one of the core ways organisations can better serve customers and differentiate themselves from their competitors. We’re excited that IS is one of our trusted partners in this era of digital transformation. Our focus is on building the right solutions for our customers and by bringing the benefits of delivering cloud services from datacentres in South Africa, we are improving access to cloud and internet services across the continent”.
Edited by Jenna Cook
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