CMC Networks links with Teraco on cross-border cloud

Andrew Owens Teraco 1CMC Networks, a telecommunications carrier, stated that Teraco’s Africa cloud exchange will play an important role in its recently launched multi cloud connect solution, enabling customers connection to AWS direct connect and Microsoft Azure express route cloud platforms across multiple countries in Africa

Marisa Trisolino, CEO, CMC Networks, said that as a provider of connectivity, the collaboration with Teraco is crucial to multi-cloud connects success: “By providing the essential building blocks, the Africa cloud exchange greatly assists us to provide our customers with the most direct and best possible cloud experience across the continent with stringent service levels to suit.”

Multi cloud connect will enable much sought-after connectivity for African countries trying to connect to cloud regions located in South Africa: “This is a significant offering that enables African ISP’s and carriers to connect directly without having to route to Europe and back to Africa. Leveraging CMC’s extensive African footprint multi cloud connect will also drastically reduce latency through the African cloud exchange,” added Trisolino.

The acceleration of cloud adoption, she noted, spurred the company on to develop a cloud offering utilising its existing relationships: “We believe the nature of the Africa cloud exchange will encourage and lead to increased cloud innovation. It is an outstanding platform and will support us to achieve our strategic cloud objective, which centres on solving cross-border cloud connectivity problems throughout Africa.”

Andrew Owens, Teraco peering and interconnection specialist, commented that Africa cloud exchange improves hybrid and multi-cloud performance through direct interconnection: “We empower our carrier communities to do more in the cloud by providing secure, direct, flexible network connections to a wide range of local and global cloud service providers.”

By using an interconnected network architecture approach, Owens further added that Africa cloud exchange will improve cloud application performance, reduce latency, scale on demand, lower network costs, and visibly deliver a better cloud experience to end users.

“The cloud era is a very exciting one for us. With our significant Africa network, Cloud Connect will undoubtedly play a vital role in the growth and improvement of cloud adoption across the African continent,” concluded Trisolino.

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