Epsilon partners with BCX to deliver global DCI for African enterprises
Epsilon has partnered with Business Connexion (BCX), a South African technology company, to deliver high performance data centre interconnection (DCI) services for African enterprises.
Using Epsilon’s Network as-a-Service (NaaS) platform Infiny, BCX can deliver ‘seamless’ global connectivity and managing network services from a single portal.
In addition, the partnership will enable BCX’s enterprise customers across South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Zambia and Tanzania to easily connect to data centres across the globe.
“It is great to expand our relationship with BCX and support its business growth with Infiny. It is an opportunity to serve new and growing demand for global connectivity across Africa,” said Michel Robert (pictured), chief executive officer at Epsilon.
“BCX can rapidly spin-up connections to multiple data centres across continents from a single portal. This also gives their customers the ability to interconnect cloud services and other networks on our network fabric. It is an exciting time to be connecting African businesses and we’re proud to deliver new global reach on-demand.”
Specifically, with Epsilon’s DCI solution BCX can connect between its presence at Johannesburg and data centres in Europe, a key market outside of Africa.
Additionally, BCX has access to Epsilon’s network fabric of more than 220 data centres and an ecosystem of cloud providers, internet exchanges and other networks globally. Using a NaaS model, it is easy for BCX to scale their services up or down according to customer demand and business needs.
“Deploying Infiny gives our customers immediate access to data centres located in key technology and business hubs around the world. Our customers can connect and grow their global presence with on-demand network infrastructure,” added Mervyn Goliath, managing executive of data networks at BCX.
"Infiny has given us the agility in serving our customers’ needs while offering new levels of resilience in our network that has direct impact on our enterprise customers’ services. We look forward to fully automating our network services with Infiny and benefitting from new levels of performance and visibility.”