The small to medium sized market is predicted to be one of the fastest and most active adopters of Cloud computing services going forward.
This is the view of experts in the field who believe that the African market is ideally conditioned for the establishment and sustainability of a cloud services market – one that features Cloud serviced developed by Africa for Africa claims executive management at Pamoja.
The company, established in 2011 by SEACOM’s founder Brian Herlihy and Stafford Masie (former GM of Google SA), is a provider of wholesale Cloud computing services via telecommunication companies, ISPs and other service providers in Southern and East Africa.
In a presentation at the Cloud World Forum Africa conference, Albie Bester, General Manager, Pamoja, explained why white labeled Cloud services will help develop the continent’s Cloud capacity.
In his explanation Bester reiterated the difference between consumer and enterprise Cloud, and went into detail about the benefits of faster deployment, robust security, the need to shift from capex to opex, accelerated speed to value, anywhere access and more.
He spoke of the difference between private and public Cloud and how hybrid services fits into the space.
“There is a realisation of how the Cloud model transfers the benefit of reduced management and increased productivity for operators competing in a new economy. Suppliers and service providers now have the opportunity to extend the value of their services to existing and emerging markets,” Bester adds.
Pamoja is actively pursuing the formation of partnerships across Africa with service providers and operators that have something substantial to contribute towards the domestic Cloud services space.
The intention is to transfer the benefit of its white labeled Cloud services – those that can be customised and tailored to the requirements, objectives and strategies of suppliers and service providers.