10 July 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Microsoft, in partnership with SEACOM, has launched a cloud service which allows customer to extend their on-premise networks to the cloud, bypassing the public internet.
Microsoft, in partnership with
SEACOM, has launched a cloud service which allows customer to
extend their on-premise networks to the cloud, bypassing the
"We are excited about the
added value that this will bring to our customers –
particularly over a secured and reliable connection provided
through SEACOM", said Sebuh Haileleul, East Africa Country
Manager at Microsoft. "We know that organisations are moving
towards a space where they are dealing with a lot of data that
requires secure movement. This service addresses these issues
by providing a private, secure and high bandwidth connection to
service called Azure ExpressRoute allows customers to create
private connections between data centres and infrastructure
on-premise or in a cloud environment.
"SEACOM is giving a low latency
connection with guaranteed throughput and uptime. Data movement
between the user and the cloud resources of Azure will be
seamless, similar to working within your office local network,"
said Tonny Tugee, general manager of East North East Africa at
M-KOPA, a pay-as-you-go off-grid
solar company based in Nairobi, is a user of the Azure
ExpressRoute service and has found great success with the
offering. Using it, M-KOPA has been able to deploy its IT
technologies in a seamless and reliable manner to bring power
to over 600,000 homes across East Africa.
"Partnering with SEACOM made
sense – especially where a guaranteed network
experience for users going into the cloud was and is concerned.
"This partnership is based on the strengths and capabilities of
both parties to provide support not only to M-KOPA, but also to
further customers. The move to the cloud and the increase in
data management needs means that an offering like this could
not come at a more perfect time. We are confident that Azure
ExpressRoute will bring great benefits to our current and
potential customers." added Haileleul.