Liquid Intelligent, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has partnered with wingu.africa a provider of carrier-neutral data center services in Tanzania, and a specialist carrier-neutral data centre group in East Africa to introduce the second Azure Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) stack.
According to Liquid, the investment will help provide a more conducive environment for local businesses to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.
“In 2021, we were the first to bring Azure Stack to Tanzanian businesses, helping them gain access to cloud solutions that met the local data regulatory requirements and efficiently run latency-sensitive business applications. This is yet another milestone we achieved as we continue to work towards empowering our customers to adopt cloud and contribute to making Tanzania a digital economy,” said Manish Govindji, Acting CEO of Liquid Intelligent Technologies Tanzania.
The innovative solution offered by Azure Stack HCI ensures that businesses meet the local compliance standards by letting customers run applications designed for virtualised infrastructure. Additionally, with the carrier-neutral offering from the Wingu group, companies have a further advantage of choosing the connectivity service provider.
“Together with Liquid, we are contributing to Tanzania’s digital economy, fostering economic ties, and leveling the technology playing field for local businesses. This partnership signifies a significant milestone in expanding technology access and affordability in Tanzania. We look forward to a future of increased connectivity, innovation, and growth for the region, “said Nicholas Lodge, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist at wingu.africa.
Liquid said its continuous investment towards extending its fibre backbone and improving access to affordable digital solutions is critical to enhancing digital transformation in Tanzania and the rest of the continent.
“With the availability of the second Azure Stack in the region, Liquid is yet again ensuring that it is a one-stop shop for all technology requirements. Especially since one of the greatest deterrents to cloud adoption in Tanzania is the high cost of accessing cloud solutions locally. Liquid has deployed Azure Stacks in multiple African countries, and we have the in-house expertise required by our customers to ensure that their IT needs are catered to by us end-to-end while they focus on their core business,” concluded Govindji.
The Wingu group established the Djibouti Data Center over a decade ago and provides colocation services to international telecoms companies. wingu now has Tier III standard, carrier-neutral data centers in Ethiopia, Somaliland, and Tanzania and is adding a second facility in Djibouti.