iOCO Cloud has announced that they have leveraged its VMware Cloud Provider Partner status in an effort to enable customers to centralise the deployment of multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud environments from its seven global datacenters.
“We started this journey a decade ago, early in local cloud terms, so you run the risk of just being another infrastructure hosting partner. Our goal has always been to develop a multi-cloud, multi-tenant environment we manage for clients or offer clients self-service capabilities. Our partnerships with VMware and Teraco have been critical to the development of our any-cloud-as-a-service solution, which facilitates a customer’s move away from CAPEX models towards an OPEX-based IT solution.”Paul Spagnoletti, Business Unit Executive: Cloud and Security South Africa
“The way we articulate our role and the benefits we provide is that we partner with cloud providers like iOCO to offer a connectivity ecosystem via all the networks that land at Teraco. Plus, an onramp to every hyperscaler, be it AWS, Microsoft or Oracle. This opens opportunities for end-users to optimise their journey to digital transformation, an area our VMware Cloud Provider Partners, like iOCO, are good at capitalising on.”Di Buijs, Strategic Partnerships, Teraco Data Environments
“VMware is a major part of our hosted cloud platform; they are front and centre of it and a massive part of our technical landscape. Their ongoing investment into their offerings and solutions help us enhance and continually adapt our services to our customers, frequently without a customer even realising their cloud is driven by VMware.”Paul Spagnoletti, Business Unit Executive: Cloud and Security South Africa
“Through the value it delivers and its ability to offer clients a single pane of glass into multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments, iOCO demonstrates the importance of partnerships in a highly competitive cloud market. Its any-cloud-as-a-service solutions, and its knowledge of marrying multiple cloud offerings into a single service place it in an enviable position in the local market. From a VMware perspective, we are excited to be a part of a multi-cloud platform for all applications offering simplicity of choice for our partners and customers.”Sumeeth Singh, Head of Cloud Provider Business Sub-Saharan Africa, VMware