Business Connexion boosts cloud computing by investing in Lagos-based ICT infrastructure
March 7, 2013 | 10:01 am| | | Start Conversation
Nigeria has gotten a local IT Services offering reduced operating costs, increased flexibility and rapid provisioning times as Business Connexion (BCX), Africa’s leading provider of Data Centre and Cloud Computing Services, officially launched their highly efficient and secure Cloud Computing Services in Lagos last week.
BCX is working in close cooperation with approved local resellers to develop regular releases of applications, which are high on the priority list of Nigerian SMEs said Benjamin Mophatlane, the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
According to him, BCX’s first Data Centre, based in Ikeja, Lagos, will initially offer IT Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Messaging-as-a-Service, SharePoint-as-a-Service and Lync-as-a-Service. They will also offer Private Cloud to Enterprises and Government, making last week’s launch unique.
The rationale behind using a locally based Data Centre facility is to ensure customer data is kept in country, bandwidth cost is kept to a minimum, applications are not impacted by network latency and to have a Nigerian based service for Nigerians said Mophatlane.
“We want to ensure that we provide Nigerian business big and small with secure, dependable cloud services. We are really excited to launch these offerings in Nigeria today, because it is the realization of our continued growth and development strategy for Africa,” said Mophatlane.
“Nigeria’s economy has shown robust growth over the past decade and we have noted that key drivers of growth lie squarely in the telecommunications, construction, tourism, manufacturing, Mining, agriculture and wholesale and retail trade, all areas in which our business provides ICT solutions.”
Business Connexion has partnered with Parallels and Rackspace, both worldwide leaders in hosting and cloud service enablement.
Parallels has delivered applications to more than 12 million SMEs worldwide, using cloud services developed to simplify and quickly deliver applications to the SME.
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