Internet Solutions (IS), a pan-African communications service provider, has connected at Teraco, a vendor neutral data centre provider in South Africa, enabling clients to have a secure connection and single point of access to Google, Amazon Web Services, Dimension Data Cloud and Microsoft Azure and Office 365 via IS’s CloudConnect product.
This is a significant shift and example of the adoption of cloud to deliver IT services more effectively.
“Expanding our CloudConnect offering to clients hosted at Teraco will allow this client base to directly access global cloud resources ensuring both security and speed,”
says Greg Montjoie, Executive: Connectivity at Internet Solutions.
He added that the business benefits of cloud services are well known and the fact that more clients will now be able to take advantage of these is great news for South African businesses:
“Teraco understands that quality connectivity is a critical element to the effective adoption of cloud services. Making our CloudConnect service accessible to clients hosted in their data centre demonstrates Teraco’s commitment to ensuring that businesses in South Africa have access to the best possible ICT services that will also contribute to economic growth.”
Montjoie says that access to secure; fast and reliable connectivity is now a business non-negotiable for success:
“Partnering with Teraco to extend the reach of our connectivity solutions to even more clients is great for business, the economy and all of South Africa.”
CloudConnect establishes the gold standard of versatile, secure connectivity to major international cloud services. The new service provides MPLS VPN connectivity to Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft (Azure and Office 365) and Dimension Data Cloud, via new direct interconnections in London and Frankfurt.
Lex van Wyk, CEO, Teraco says clients are just a cross-connect away from consuming global cloud resources:
“Connectivity is a prerequisite for ICT services and solutions to work effectively. This is an exciting opportunity, providing further choice in interconnection at Teraco, keeping content local and making business easier and more effective.”
Having Internet Solutions’ CloudConnect product available to clients hosted at Teraco provides them with more options for access to connectivity than ever before, and will enable them to take advantage of the effectiveness of hybrid systems coupled with the non-negotiables of security, capacity and speed when connecting to cloud services.