East Africa’s fastest growing cloud computing firm Angani, is running an offer to help businesses move to the cloud easily, with guaranteed reduction in costs involved in clunky backup system that are prone to human error, expensive servers for their emails and phone systems.
The firm has bundled together its 3 best-selling products: Microsoft Hosted Exchange, Angani VAULT and Angani PABX to help every office and small business upgrade to cloud services for as little as KShs 3,000 per month. Dubbed Virtual Office, the package is customized for just about anyone running business online.
The Virtual Office package comes with a website and email hosting for one .co.ke or .com domain, a cloud-based email system, Hosted Microsoft Exchange, with 10 GB of cloud based storage, shared calendars and ability to sync across various devices.
According to the firm in a statement, when one signs up on the Virtual Office program, they also get a Cloud based PABX giving them a hosted phone line – get a land line number with an answering machine and call forwarding, all based in the cloud as well as a recorded welcome message and an IVR. Users can also back up their office data into the firm’s intuitive back up system, share large documents with their customers as well as access their data from any device.
The firm has devided the packages into Standard, Premium and Standalone and the pricing is as follows:
|Website Hosting||1||2||Ksh 3,000/month|
|Vault Backup||500 GB||1 TB||Ksh 5,000/month|
|Office PABX||100 Free Minutes (*)||200 Free Minutes (*)||Ksh 2,000/month|
|Monthly cost||Ksh 3,000/month||Ksh 5,000/month||Ksh 10,000/month|
|Savings||70% off||50% off|
According to the firm in a statement, “IT is a basic utility for every business. However, most companies see their IT infrastructure costs today keep ballooning without a commensurate increase in value to the business. This is the problem that Angani solves. We buy infrastructure in bulk, and proceed to lease it out to you at a reduced rate, thus taking away the expense and headache of having to buy and maintain your own IT infrastructure in-house.”
Angani aims to solve the IT problem for companies by making sure firm’s don’t worry anymore about hardware procurement, power, cooling, upgrading, scheduled maintenance. Angani also offers flexible payment periods and terms for users-allowing them to pay for what they use. The firm also has an hourly billing model and a self-service environment for quickly building and deploying applications.
To reduce latency, Angani has a fast direct connectivity to the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) giving its users a fast seamless experience while accessing Angani from Kenyan ISPs.
Apart from Virtual Office, Angani has other products such as Disaster Recovery as a Service, Virtual Machines (virtual servers), Angani VAULT, Angani PABX, CCTV Backup, Angani vCloud Air, Managed Services and Media Storage and Playout services.
When you sign up for the Angani Virtual Office Solution, you will get 5,000 shillings credit for free taxi rides from Maramoja Transport.