Dimension Data yesterday launched its cloud services in Namibia, expanding into yet another southern African nation hot on the heels of launching similar services in Botswana last week.
Rowan Kleintjes, Managing Director: Dimension Data Namibia, said the move would allow Namibia to catch up with the rest of Africa thanks to the company launching its services in the country.
“Namibia is set to join the rest of Africa in the adoption of 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,” he said.
“Organisations in Namibia can take advantage of the benefits of cloud and we will assist our clients to achieve the transformational potential of cloud computing. Because all Dimension Data’s Cloud Services are delivered on a consistent platform, it’s easier and more cost-effective to expand from one cloud model to another as the demands of the business change.”
Cloud technology allows users to reduce the cost of storage and hardware and makes it easier to manage business infrastructure and applications.
“Dimension Data’s comprehensive range of Cloud Services helps clients at each step in their journey towards cloud architectures” said Kleintjes. “Organisations have a lot of options in the cloud, and our role is to advise our clients where to start.”
The technology is slowly taking off in Africa, with Tony Munro, Solutions Executive: Dimension Data Africa, saying the continent is well placed to benefit from the new technology.
“Although adoption is gradual, as cloud providers demonstrate its benefits, I believe that Africa is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the benefits of cloud” said Tony Munro, Solutions Executive: Dimension Data Africa.