Angola Cables launches cloud service from South Atlantic data centres

16 July 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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Angola Cables has launched its cloud service, operating via its data centres in Luanda, in Angola, and Fortaleza in Brazil.

Angola Cables Cloud Service will be targeted on the African market, where – says Angola Cables – companies are looking to innovate and accelerate their digital capabilities, without having to incur additional software licensing and other operating costs.

António Nunes (pictured), CEO of Angola Cables, said: “The Angola Cables Cloud Service offering is a very robust, yet flexible, platform that offers on-demand hardware and software resources, accelerated processing and cloud allocated storage that can be accessed anywhere in the world – even by mobile phone.”

The cloud service is available via the AngoNAP data centres in Luanda and AngoNAP Fortaleza Tier III in Brazil, with direct linkages to the low latency South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) and the Monet cable, which connects Fortaleza to Florida, in scaleable, secure, co-location environments.

“Given Africa’s high number of mobile subscribers, cloud-based applications offer the opportunity to adopt and embrace evolving digital technologies that can advance economic development and cultural change,” said Nunes.

“We are already seeing a steady increase in investments being made by governments, banking and financial institutions and other businesses on the continent in using the cloud to deliver more secure, user-friendly applications and services to their customers.”

Nunes added: “Our current infrastructure is ideal for a wide range of customers from large multinationals to OTT content providers, backhaul providers, ISPs and high data volume users that share data across the continents of Africa and South America and the rest of the world.”

He said: “Given the flexibility of our infrastructure and the ultra-low latency routings available across our subsea cable network, we are in an ideal position to assist and support companies with their cloud migration and the digital transformation of their enterprises.”