Market disrupting cloud platform launched for SA
Story from: CAJ News Africa
By GIFT NDOLWANE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African organisations are set to enjoy the best of cloud innovation to operate and compete on a global scale following a partnership between Huawei and T-Systems to bring Open Telekom Cloud (OTC) to local shores.
OTC is hailed as a simple, secure and affordable Open Stack Public Cloud platform that will deliver on-demand, pay as you go cloud services to enterprises.
This partnership, which will see T-Systems adding a new, transformational public cloud offering to its existing portfolio, has officially been announced at the flagship Huawei EcoConnect conference held at the Sandton Convention Centre, northern Johannesburg.
Gert Schoonbee, Managing Director of T-Systems South Africa, said with the OTC, they could offer a local solution that was simple, secure and affordable.
“Our customers are discovering the advantages of the public cloud, but they want a local alternative,” said Schoonbee.
He said the with time, the service will be expanded to other parts of Africa.
The partnership extends from the global Deutsche Telekom/Huawei collaboration.
Huawei Channel Director of Enterprise Business Group for Southern Africa, Daniel Liu, said the company enjoyed a successful partnership with T-Systems, the leading global ICT provider.
They have worked together on the OTC offering in European and Asian markets.
“T-Systems South Africa has a strong focus on delivering quality ICT to South Africa and African markets and together we aim to focus on accelerating digital transformation within these borders,” said Liu.
T-Systems and Huawei plan to start taking customers onto OTC in the last quarter of this year.
– CAJ News
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