Altron Systems Integration (Altron SI), one of South Africa’s most prominent tech solutions providers has partnered Teraco Data Environments, in a deal that will enable Altron SI and its customers to deploy within the most interconnected cloud ecosystem in Africa.
Vaughn Naidoo, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Altron SI, believes the partnership with Africa’s largest vendor-neutral colocation data centre provider, marks the beginning of a beneficial partnership for his business and its customers saying, “The interconnection density present within Teraco’s facilities is not available elsewhere in Africa.”
He said, Teraco’s diverse ecosystem is home to all major cloud on-ramps in the region, making this a strategic choice for the deployment of Altron’s platform. “Teraco’s unique proposition and investments into hyperscale grade facilities is something no other data centre service provider can claim, allowing Altron to cement a unique position in the market with their innovation.”
Naidoo added that a partnership with Teraco allows Altron SI to offer its customers a secure data environment that matches infrastructure and networks to one or multiple clouds and business partners.
“Our customers need a partner who is going to manage the migration and ongoing operations of this infrastructure so they don’t have to worry about it and can, in turn, focus on delivering on their own business promises to their customers.”
Naidoo also believes in placing the right workloads into the right architectures and says this process starts with gaining an understanding of our customers’ holistic strategies and proposed journey to the cloud. “You see, not all workloads belong in the cloud as can be seen by how many of our customers are moving back to hybrid architectures.”
The partnership with Teraco fills an important part of the strategy for customers who have a cloud strategy, who no longer wants to manage their own DC/Computer room or are mid cycle in their current technology life cycle. This where Teraco fits, Safe Harbour, explained a statement.
Also commenting, Sven Blom, Head of Sales at Teraco Sven Blom said, “The cloud on-ramps in Teraco’s data centres offer fast, highly secure interconnection to the banking, insurance, mining, retail and logistics sectors. Partnering with Altron SI as an enablement platform allows us to extend a truly hybrid cloud environment to their customers.”
Naidoo believes a partnership with Teraco allows Altron SI to offer its customers a secure data environment that matches infrastructure and networks to one or multiple clouds and business partners.
Teraco provides carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and, with over 20,000 cross-connects, is Africa’s most interconnected data centre hub. As the first provider of highly resilient, vendor-neutral data centre environments in sub-Saharan Africa, Teraco brings global content closer to the digital edge.
Altron SI, one of South Africa’s largest end-to-end ICT service providers, works with large enterprises across various industries, including financial services, telecommunications, the public sector, retail, mining, manufacturing, energy and more. Similarly, Teraco, with its ecosystem of cloud, content, and network providers – services these same industries.