(CTN News) – As a result of a partnership with a local company, Alibaba has launched a cloud region in Johannesburg, South Africa.
It was announced last week that Telkom subsidiary BCX launched its Africa Local Public (ALP) Cloud service from two Johannesburg-based data centers in partnership with Alibaba Cloud.
One of Africa’s largest systems integrators is BCX, a subsidiaryTelkom of the continent’s largest companies. Telkom acquired the company in 2015, which was originally founded in 1996 under the name Business Connexion.
A partnership between BCX and Alibaba was announced in Octoberthe company exclusive rights and authority to distribute Alibaba Cloud’s products and services in South Africa as part of the partnership.
As a result, the service will be provided from two availability zones: BCX’s Midrand-based data center and Teraco’s Isando data center.
Ahead of the launch of theservice, BCX CEO Jonas Bogoshi told local press that the service is aimed at enterprises looking for cloud capabilities combined with
In order to maintain a local presence, the launch of ALP Cloud serves multiple purposes, as well as underscoring our dedication to maintaining a local presence,” he added.
We are therefore pleased to announceour customers opt for BCX local cloud services, they will be directly connected to, and supported by, a South African company. It is a strategic initiative that aims to address the increasing demand for secure, scalable, and high-performance cloud solutions to the distinct requirements of South African businesses.”
There will be a further expansion into Mozambique before the end of thean additional region planned for Cape Town in the near future. As previously reported, further expansions of the company are also being explored in Botswana, Namibia, and Zambia.
Jan Bouwer, chief solutions officer at BCX, said, “ALP CloudFurthermore, BCX aims to align itself with the principles of the national data and cloud policy that seeks to promote data sovereignty within the country.
cloud regions and 88 availability zones. It also has regions in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, regions outside of China. In the past, the company did not on the African continent.
Group announced earlier this year that it was planning to build a cloud data center in Ankara, Turkey, to support its cloud services. Alibaba plans to launch data centers in Bangkok, Thailand, Frankfurt, Germany, and Tokyo, Japan.
In theleadership changes at Alibaba, the company has decided to spin out and list its cloud division separately from the main company.