VMware Cloud comes to Teraco data centres

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Teraco CEO Jan Hnizdo.
Teraco CEO Jan Hnizdo.

Carrier- and cloud-neutral co-location data centre provider Teraco has announced VMware Cloud is now available via VMware Cloud verified service providers in the Cape Town and Johannesburg data centre facilities.

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Jan Hnizdo, CEO of Teraco, says this collaboration will further expand business opportunities for clients already present within Teraco’s data centre facilities as they adopt a cloud-first approach for their existing and next-generation applications.

“With VMware Cloud now available within Teraco, enterprises can take advantage of private and secure multi-cloud connectivity, and quickly deploy hybrid cloud infrastructures,” says Hnizdo.

“The premise of Teraco’s vendor-neutral data centre offering is to serve local and global markets at the digital edge and through channels critical to the connected world we live in. VMware, as one of the world’s leading cloud providers, assists us in making our offering richer.”

Hnizdo says through the Teraco cloud services ecosystem, the addition of VMware Cloud will further enhance the ability of service providers to deliver more innovative cloud strategies, ultimately delivering better business value and experience to clients.

“The choice of Teraco’s digital infrastructure platform is critical for the enterprise when transforming and embracing digitalisation. It must enable scale, performance and security and assist in building digital architecture that provides resilient data centre services,” explains Hnizdo.

In a statement, the companies say together with Teraco, VMware’s expanded portfolio will enable service providers to deliver new cloud services for differentiation and, in turn, potential revenue growth, and create clouds that are developer-ready and support modern applications.

Dave Funnell, senior manager for cloud business at VMware, Sub-Saharan Africa, says: “VMware’s goal is to continue being a strategic partner to our clients as they transform their business via accelerated application delivery.

“It encompasses providing the fastest and easiest way to migrate to the cloud, along with a platform for the management of the hybrid-multi cloud world that provides for both existing application environments, built on virtual machines, as well as the next generation built on containers. We provide freedom and choice to our clients as they adopt cloud, with the VMware Cloud verified status providing confidence in the cloud provider they engage with.”

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