Liquid Telecom, a Leading pan-African telecoms group, has announced that it is now a ‘Gold Partner’ for Cloud Productivity in Microsoft’s Partner Network program.
The Microsoft Gold Partnership Program allows partner companies to provide high-level solutions for businesses as well as enterprises. This partnership program was developed to bridge the gap between client’s requirements and the best solution for their existing or potential customers.
Microsoft, a world-famous tech company, launched the program to distinguish the business experts from the beginners in the field of web application development.
This prestigious accreditation is achieved only by the world’s top IT and telecoms companies and confirms that Liquid Telecom’s cloud services meet the highest standards in Africa. It also affirms that Liquid Telecom’s cloud team are experts in their field with the technical skills to provide excellent customer-based solutions for Office 365 and Windows 10.
“Our Microsoft Gold Partner status confirms our position at the forefront of Africa’s cloud. This is a statement to our customers that Liquid Telecom has the business and technical capabilities to deliver comprehensive and innovative Office 365 solutions across the region,” said David Behr, Group Chief Product Officer for Liquid Telecom.
“By achieving Gold Competency, Liquid Telecom has demonstrated a deep expertise and commitment that positions the company at the top of our partner ecosystem in Africa. Through its infrastructure, reach and local expertise, Liquid Telecom is delivering scalable and secure cloud services to businesses in the region,” said Amr Kamel, General Manager for Microsoft in West, East and Central Africa.
Liquid Telecom has been offering cloud services and products in Africa since becoming an official Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) in 2017, leveraging its data centers and pan-African fiber network which stretches over 50,000km and connects more African countries on a single network than any other.
Earlier this month, Liquid Telecom announced the availability of Microsoft Azure Stack – a cloud computing software solution – to businesses operating in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique, and Mauritius. This marks the first time that the Azure Stack platform will be available locally in these markets, offering businesses greater flexibility, security and cost savings by deploying hybrid cloud architecture and scenarios.
Businesses can also use Liquid Telecom’s CloudConnect for Azure ExpressRoute to create direct high-speed connections between Azure data centers and Azure Stack cloud, bypassing the public internet.
Liquid Telecom is a leading communications services and solutions provider across 13 countries in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa that serves carrier, enterprise and retail customers with high-speed, reliable connectivity and digital services.
It has built Africa’s largest independent fibre network, spanning over 50,000km, and operates state-of-the-art data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Nairobi, with a combined 6,800 square metres of rack space.
This is in addition to leading cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Office365 and Microsoft Azure, and innovative digital content provision, including Netflix, NBA, TED and Kwese Play.