Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 67 - Page 56

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Cloud

ITA achieves VMware Cloud Verified status

ITA , part of the Paratus Group , has announced it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status for its data centre in Angola .

Paratus is a technology integrator and cloud services provider and ITA is the biggest network services provider , with the largest data centre in Angola .
The VMware Cloud Verified badge signals to customers that ITA / Paratus offers a service running on top of the complete VMware Cloud Infrastructure . Through Cloud Verified partner services , customers attain access to the full set of VMware Cloud Infrastructure capabilities including integration and interoperability , cost optimisation and flexibility .
“ The VMware verification is a very important addition to the Paratus offering and we are delighted to have achieved this ,” said Rolf Mendelsohn , CTO , Paratus Group . “ Angola is the first of our data centres to offer customers all the assured benefits of advanced cloud computing through VMware Cloud . We are in the process of constructing more data centres across Africa , a testament to our infrastructure expansion commitment . This sets us apart and is in line with our ‘ thinking big ’ mission to deliver Africa ’ s quality network .”
According to Ricardo Santa Ana , Cloud Manager , ITA / Paratus Angola , cloud computing benefits are undeniable .
Despite its business efficiencies , costbenefits and competitive advantages , a large portion of the business community continues to operate without it . “ Receiving this verification is one more confirmation that Paratus is on the right track to provide flexible and compatible cloud services , using the latest VMware software stack ,” Ana added .
Herve Renault , senior director , VMware Cloud Provider Business , EMEA VMware , said : “ Partners that are VMware Cloud Verified provide organisations with complete and advanced VMware Cloud technologies , along with interoperability across clouds for greater advantage for their customers ’ businesses . Cloud Verified services delivered by VMware Cloud Providers can provide the efficiency , agility and reliability inherent in cloud computing . We look forward to supporting Paratus Group as it empowers organisations with a simple and flexible path to the cloud .”
The Cloud Verified status indicates that a provider offers the complete VMware-based software defined data centre infrastructure delivered as a service . VMware Cloud Verified partner services enable customers to achieve unmatched levels of consistency , performance and interoperability for both traditional or containerised enterprise applications and the confidence that the service is based on the most advanced VMware cloud technologies .
VMware ’ s global network of more than 4,300 cloud providers leverages VMware ’ s consistent cloud infrastructure to offer a wide array of services in over 120 countries , provide geographic and industry specialisation , and help customers meet complex regulatory requirements . p
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