Data centre operator Flexential, has opened its US network to Angola Cables to assist African businesses in connecting to 40 key data centre hubs across the United States.
According to a a statement, Flexential, which provides data centre colocation, cloud and connectivity solutions, owns and operates 40 highly redundant data centers, 7 cloud nodes and manages more than 13,000 cross-connects.
Through the partnership, the company will provide access to Angola’s MONET cable, housed in its Fort Lauderdale data centre, offering customers connectivity via the low-latency, high-capacity South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), explained the statement.
The alliance with Angola Cables will also address the heightened demand from enterprises, service providers, as well as hyperscale cloud providers seeking edge deployments within the US market.
“Our partnership with Flexential will strengthen interconnection options across Southern and West Africa,” said Ângelo Gama, CEO of Angola Cables. Gama says that this high-capacity connectivity is well-suited to serve multiple industries from the oil and gas sector to scientific and academic research.
“Plugging into Flexential’s extensive network of data centres in the U.S. will benefit our clients in Africa by not only extending their presence and exposure to the highly active U.S. market but will open up further opportunities for enterprises in Africa to establish direct connections with parent companies, subsidiaries, business partners and suppliers across the U.S.”
Tim Parker, Senior Vice President, Network Strategy at Flexential said that their focus is on building and expanding trusted relationships.
“Through this agreement we are collectively able to extend our managed services and tailored IT and data center solutions to customers and enterprises on the African continent. Given the significant presence we’re already seeing from customers, including over-the-top (OTT) providers, hyperscalers and Fortune 500 companies in the African region, we’re excited to bring these organizations a new level of international capacity and connectivity via new cross-connect options.”
Utilizing Angola Cables’ Global Data Centre Interconnect solution, customers will now be able to access almost 60 data centres across their global network, added the statement.
“Our arrangement with Flexential presents an ideal solution for managing data traffic and promoting commerce on either side of the Atlantic whilst assisting companies in broadening and expanding their business horizons,” concludes Gama.