Angola Cables collaborates with Microsoft to drive digital transformation in Africa

10 November 2017

Computing

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, November 2, 2017/ -- Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) announced today that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud and accelerating digital transformation on the continent. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to provide dedicated, high-quality connections to a worldwide network of 42 Azure regions offered by Microsoft, and connectivity to Angonap ,Angola Cables’ data centre located in Luanda.

As one of the world’s most trusted and flexible enterprise-grade cloud computing platforms, Azure allows organisations to extend on-premises networks into the cloud over a private connection. Because ExpressRoute connections do not go over the public internet, customers experience reliable, fast and more predictable connectivity than conventional connections.

Offering dedicated Ethernet links between customers’ infrastructures and Azure’s data centres– as well as running one of the world’s most advanced IP / MPLS backbones – Angola Cables ACloud Connect will interconnect Africa and the rest of the world. Expected to be available in November 2017, Angola Cables will initially concentrate on servicing Angola and South Africa-based organisations with ACloud Connect.

“We see ACloud Connect as a natural extension of customers’ own IT infrastructures,” said Antonio Nunes, CEO at Angola Cables. “In addition to benefiting from the scale and economics of Microsoft Azure, Africa-based customers should also look forward to low latency services.”

Source: Press Release