Internet services provider, “Internet Solutions” has announced its partnership with Microsoft to expand its hybrid multi-cloud for customers.
The company also revealed that the project will extend the offering from traditional networking, voice, and hosting, to include cloud capabilities on Azure, Voice and eventually AI.
IS is a provider of hosting services in South Africa and offers datacentre hosting and managed cloud services.
However, through this partnership IS hopes to build a Cloud Centre of Excellence for clients, ultimately, resulting in better and broader service offerings for clients.
Quoting the Executive Head for Cloud and Collaboration at Internet Solutions, Basha Pillay:
“We were aware of the changing market and saw the need to create a differential offering for our organization 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,”.
Basha also pointed out that the collaboration will also enable the company to work with its existing customers to help to migrate their Windows & SQL 2008 environments to Azure.
He further explained that the organization would extend support to its clients and ensure that they are not only ready for the future but also taking maximum advantage of today’s technologies.
Also speaking the Commercial Partners Lead at Microsoft South Africa, Lionel Moyal, stressed that
“We are in a time where technology is one of the core ways organizations 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”.