Seacom joins forces with Microsoft

data centre wikieditor243African firms are expected to benefit from quicker and more reliable connectivity once migrating some or all of their business applications and IT infrastructure to the cloud. (Image source:)Pan-African telecom enabler, Seacom has partnered with Microsoft to deliver better connectivity to Azure data centres

Seacom is now a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner, which allows the firm tooffer its business customers low-cost, dedicated Ethernet links between their own IT infrastructures and Microsoft’s Azure and Office365 data centres across the globe.

According to Seacom, this will enable African companies that are transferring some or all of their business applications and IT infrastructure to the cloud, to benefit from quicker and more reliable connectivity with Microsoft's Azure service.

“By offering our customer dedicated links to the Azure infrastructure, we will help them enjoy high throughput and fast latencies so they can benefit from the scale and economics of the public cloud without having to compromise on network performance," said Robert Marston, ‎global head of product at Seacom.  

Because we can control the infrastructure from the last kilometre of the fibre to our many points of presence in the world’s largest Internet traffic exchange points, we can ensure our clients use Azure as naturally as if it was an extension of their own IT infrastructure.”

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