Liquid and Unitas create extensive African data centre network

08 September 2021 | Antony Savvas

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Liquid and Unitas Global are aiming to create the largest network of interconnected data centres in Africa.

Pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced a strategic partnership with global managed network provider Unitas Global, in a bid to meet the demands of rapid digital transformation across the continent.

Through strategic interconnections, Liquid and Unitas say they are now better positioned to serve their customers in Africa and beyond with “secure and cost-effective” cloud services.

With the alliance, Unitas Global is further expanding its Unitas Reach platform with Liquid’s pan-African network (a 100,000km fibre backbone) that connects to over 40 data centres across 18 African countries, including Africa Data Centres, Teraco and iColo.

Liquid, in turn, will be able to connect to Unitas Global’s integrated SDN, IP and access network. Using the Unitas Nexus platform, Liquid will be able to design, price, provision and manage end-to-end connectivity solutions across a cloud-first transport-independent infrastructure.

David Eurin, CEO for Liquid Intelligent Technologies international wholesale (Liquid Sea), said: “The partnership of Liquid Sea with Unitas Global creates an unrivalled, world-class network of interconnected data centres across Africa, and the increased capability brings invaluable benefits to our customers in Africa and any companies doing business on the continent.”

Patrick Shutt, CEO of Unitas Global, added: “On-demand, ubiquitous reach from any edge to any cloud everywhere is our mission. This partnership brings Unitas Reach to Africa, connecting Africa data centres and businesses to cloud everywhere.”