Node Africa is a Kenya based cloud service provider that aspires to become one of the largest provider of cloud infrastructure in Africa. The company officially launched its service in Nairobi, Kenya.
The launch sees Node Africa join the growing list of firms such as DataBank and others that aim to provide cloud and infrastructure business in Kenya.
Node Africa, whose mantra is “we run your cloud infrastructure so you can run your enterprise”, will run on VMware, “the recognized leader in virtualization and automation of compute, networking and storage resources from the desktop to the data center and to the cloud.”
Node Africa has tangoed with Microsoft corporation in order to be able to use Integrate Office 365 and Windows Azure into a number cloud packages offered to clients.Also, it has partnered with Microsoft, enabling it use both the Office 365 and Windows Azure to provide integrated services to its customers.
“We have realized that IT is not a core business for many companies in Kenya because of the huge cost implications that comes with it and that’s why we offer better services since cloud business is spreading like fire in Africa and we need to start creating our very own cloud infrastructure companies that fully understand Africa’s model of business,” says co-founder of Node Africa, Phares Kariuki.
Node Africa targets big and small enterprises and seeks to provide them with reliable web hosting and a number of organizations such as Strathmore University, Tarpo Tents, WhatsUPAfrica, and PesaPal have already subscribed to the cloud service from Node Africa.