HPE Acquires a New PaaS Data Center for South African Market

HPE has annouced the acquisition of a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) data centre solution. This multi cloud data center is expected to better the customer experience.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has acquired a new multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) data centre solution for the South African market.

This multi-cloud data centre model is all about leveraging the cloud to better the customer experience, while underpinned by HPE’s GreenLake platform.

This unique multi-cloud offering is the latest result of a long-standing partnership between HPE and Datacentrix, along with Teraco, which is Africa’s largest data centre ecosystem.

“With their expertise and knowledge of cloud hosting, Datacentrix is the ideal systems integrator and partner for multi-cloud collaboration,” says

President Ntuli, Chief Eexecutive Officer, HPE South Africa

Data centre’s offering runs on HPE’s GreenLake platform, along with a variety of Datacentrix solutions and services.

“There is a considerable uptake of public cloud services in South Africa, but companies still need to retain control over their own data. As a result, many applications and a lot of data remain on-premises for business reasons. However, companies with an existing public cloud presence can now leverage GreenLake to combine the cloud’s simplicity and agility with the governance, compliance, and visibility of the Hybrid IT model. While companies cannot take everything to a public cloud, the new data centre offering gives customers flexibility by enabling them to pay for the services and capacity that they use rather than having to invest upfront. ”

President Ntuli, Chief Eexecutive Officer, HPE South Africa

Datacentrix CEO Ahmed Mahomed said that the company has the expertise to manage complex customer environments, as the data centre solution is an extension of a service already being offered to the market. He noted that the PaaS solution lowers capital expenditure as it gives customers the flexibility to only pay for what they use and to scale up services as and when needed.

“If you think about it, the cost of managing infrastructure is significant. Now, customers never have to worry about building their own data centre. We provide a cost-effective cloud platform, where the customer can obtain extra capacity in our data centre when they need to for solutions such as data recovery, for example.”

Ahmed Mahomed, Chief Executive Officer, Datacentrix

“Teraco is excited to be the critical infrastructure provider to further the strategic partnership between HPE and Datacentrix. The deployment of HPE GreenLake cloud services in Teraco’s data centres ensures that users obtain cost efficiencies and security, without having to invest in data centre or server and software infrastructure. Teraco provides secure and operational reliability, coupled with Datacentrix’s full system integration solutions while incorporating HPE’s GreenLake. This truly is a pay-per-use Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering. Enterprises will benefit from the flexibility of the cloud while leveraging the Teraco data centre and interconnection platform. This provides enterprises with cost-effective and secure interconnections to dense ecosystems and cloud-on-ramps. As a result, Datacentrix deploying the HPE GreenLake cloud platform at Teraco was the strategic choice.”

Jan Hnizdo, Chief Executive Officer, Teraco

“Our core business practices will continue to be a value-driven, innovative approach that is services-led, spanning both customers and partners, as well as a people-focused environment that fosters a culture of inclusivity. HPE is one of our strategic partners and we are excited about pursuing this opportunity with them.”

Ahmed Mahomed, Chief Executive Officer, Datacentrix

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