South Africa-based Dimension Data last week launched its cloud services in Botswana, expanding into yet another southern African country.
Tony Munro, solutions executive at Dimension Data Africa, said that although adoption of cloud services has been gradual, Africa is “uniquely” positioned to take advantage of the benefits of cloud.
Cloud technology presents a new consumption model for ICT solutions and services wrapped in a predictable, monthly commercial model hence allowing its adopters to reduce cost as cloud reduces the total cost of ownership of managing infrastructure and applications.
Duncan Pie, managing director of Dimension Data Botswana, explained that organisations have some options in the cloud, and the company’s role is to advise its clients where to start.
He added: “Dimension Data’s comprehensive range of Cloud Services helps them at each step in their journey towards cloud architectures. Our Cloud Services suite is designed to address the many requirements of an organization’s path to the cloud, whether it’s at the beginning of its usage of cloud and virtualization, or well on its way to leveraging the benefits of self-service, hybrid cloud models.”
Dimension Data hopes that organisations in Botswana can take advantage of the benefits of cloud and looks forward to helping its clients achieve the transformational potential of cloud computing.
It explains that this is because all its cloud services are delivered on a consistent platform, making it easier and more cost-effective to expand from one cloud model to another as the demands of the business change.
“Going forward, I am confident that Botswana will join Africa’s businesses and governments eagerness to adopt cloud, and will leverage it to leapfrog its technology adoption, without having to incur exorbitant infrastructure costs and enjoy world class ICT services on a pay as you go model” Pie said.