Africa Data Centres and iOCO sign partnership in IT services

With the data centre market in Africa expected to expand to more than US$3bn by 2025, global businesses are evolving to develop new digital transformation strategies to improve customer connectivity
Both organisations are collaborating to enhance competition in the IT services industry, in addition to extending digital offerings for businesses

Africa Data Centres and iOCO joins forces with the aim of fuelling competition in the IT services industry.

A business of Cassava Technologies, Africa Data Centres has selected the colocation giant iOCO as a partner for data centre services to expand its range of digital business offerings. It hopes to boost iOCO’s data centre capabilities, with Africa Data Centres enabling it to expand its range of digital transformation services.

Africa Data Centres’ capabilities will now be available to a broader range of customers. Working together, both companies are working to leverage their complementary positions in the sector to help customers achieve their digital transformation goals.

Expanding connectivity, in line with rising demand for IT and OT

Africa Data Centres is one of the largest networks of interconnected, carrier and cloud-neutral data centre facilities across the African continent. Working to bring international experts to the pan-African market, the company is a trusted partner for rapid and secure data centre services and interconnections. Its facilities also provide a home for all business-critical data.

In 2022, the company saw huge developments including the announcement of a Cape Town-based data centre to manage its growing demand, as part of a collaboration with Google.

Through this recent collaboration, iOCO’s customers hope to benefit from Africa Data Centre’s best-in-class, secure data centre colocation services that will aim to support the company’s leading-edge business transformation services.

In addition, the partnership will open up Africa Data Centres’ capabilities to a broader range of customers and offer them a wider choice of services to meet digital goals. 

“In today’s challenging business landscape, customers expect more from their data centres and colocation partners than ever before,” comments Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres. “The skyrocketing demand for everything digital, from cloud, automation, and a range of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) applications, depends heavily on the modern data centre.”

Creating and harnessing a network and cloud “ecosystem”

In addition to these developments, Africa Data Centres aims to provide a true vendor and carrier-neutral interconnected ecosystem for customers. This is so that customers can harness the benefits of iOCO’s offerings via cutting-edge infrastructure that is capable of handling demanding compute requirements.

With the data centre market in Africa expected to expand to more than US$3bn by 2025, global businesses are evolving to develop new digital transformation strategies to improve customer connectivity. 

According to Africa Data Centres and iOCO, businesses that thrive today understand that success is more than technology or infrastructure alone, but rather about outcomes aligned to organisational goals such as operational efficiency, digital transformation, competitiveness, next-generation IT, OT and automation. 

Both companies also wish to help their enterprise customers maximise the use of next-generation technologies, in addition to realigning IT resources to where the demand is greatest. Through their partnership, the companies can leverage their market positions to help customers achieve their digital transformation goals.

“iOCO is excited to join forces with Africa Data Centres, boosting our data-centre capabilities and extending our cloud platform to their Tier 4 data-centre. This expansion allows us to reach more customers and strategically positions us with geographically dispersed data-centres,” says Japie Botha, iOCO Business Executive for Cloud Services.

Botha continues: “This partnership not only expands our data-centre capabilities but also enables us to host customer data and systems at a lower cost in a top-tier facility. Going beyond colocation services, our collaboration with Africa Data Centres empowers iOCO to provide comprehensive data-centre services, reflecting our dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction.”

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