Microsoft has struck a deal with SEACOM that will see its cloud storage customers in Kenya get express and highly secured connection to the cloud. The service dubbed Azure ExpressRoute will link on-premise network directly to the Microsoft Cloud through a private connection provided by the SEACOM.
The SEACOM dedicated connection will connect Kenyan users to one of the 152 Microsoft data centers across the world. The dedicated private Ethernet connection between the data centers and the user will fortify security of the system, as it will not be routed through the public internet.
“With cloud computing, the price reduction of internet connectivity and accessibility, you are able to compete at a global scale,” said Carl Martens, a Microsoft East Africa Azure Specialist.
Currently, Microsoft has installed 152 data centers across the world, but none of them are based in Africa. However, the company is reportedly working on installing two additional data centers in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa by the end of this year.
The two data centers will be the first data centers by a major global tech company in Africa. For …read more