TECHNOLOGY

Safaricom unveils cloud services to help businesses digitise

The features allow customers to buy cloud computing capabilities in bulk

In Summary
  • It offers flexibility and resilience to an ever-changing environment.
  • The new cloud services, hosted in data centres in Nairobi and Kisumu are powered by VMware technologies.
Safaricom PLC, chief enterprise business officer, Cynthia Kropac giving her speech at the Launch of Safaricom Business Resilience cloud in Nairobi on September 27
Safaricom PLC, chief enterprise business officer, Cynthia Kropac giving her speech at the Launch of Safaricom Business Resilience cloud in Nairobi on September 27
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Safaricom has launched a revamped in-country cloud computing platform and services, to help businesses and organisations digitize their operations.

It offers flexibility and resilience to an ever-changing environment.

The new cloud services, hosted in data centres in Nairobi and Kisumu are powered by VMware technologies.

The additional services include but are not limited to the ability for customers to run their applications with the flexibility to allocate cloud computing capabilities on a single pane of glass.

The features allow customers to buy cloud computing capabilities in bulk and set up the environment to suit the business application requirements.

Chief enterprise business officer at Safaricom Cynthia Karuri-Kropac says the initiative signifies a new era of possibilities for businesses as a catalyst for innovation and growth.

"We believe that by providing businesses with world-class cloud computing capabilities, we empower them to unlock new opportunities, thrive in the digital age and achieve their growth aspirations more efficiently and cost-effectively,” she said.

She added that the launch aligns with the firm's unwavering commitment to powering possibilities and fostering digital transformation in Kenya.

The Safaricom cloud services will provide enterprise customers with the flexibility to grow their businesses by utilising computing resources in a scalable manner leveraging OPEX models. 

It will provide them the capabilities to run their business from anywhere with access to their operations being highly available thus providing reliable operations to their end customers.

The cloud services also include the provision of secure hosting services for business applications while complying with data residency concerns, provision of secure connectivity and secure payment integrations to business applications hosted securely on the cloud.

Safaricom Cloud as a service was Started in 2010 offering Infrastructure as a Service and with consumption based on Virtual Machines and Managed Service as opposed to Self-Service.

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