Vodacom debuts cloud computing technology targeting businesses

22Nov 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Vodacom debuts cloud computing technology targeting businesses

BUSINESS owners and manager in the country can now heave a sigh of relief in managing their resources thanks to Vodacom Tanzania Plc’s introduction of cloud computing technology

Vodacom Tanzania Plc’s

Speaking in Dar es Salaam last Monday even- ing, acting Director for Vodacom Enterprise Business Unit Boniface Emmanuel said the technology is a solution for many o ces prob- lem of managing corporate data centres.

“Cloud computing is the avour of the day and we have managed to deliver world class cloud services, you need a service provider who understands all classes of services - from voice, business data and video to email and in- ternet,” Emmanuel said while introducing the new product.

He explained that cloud computing is an important technology product to businesses because it enables data to be easily outsourced and stored in a secure environment. “The data can then be provided as a service online, either

by subscription or on a pay on demand basis to customers,” the Vodacom acting Director for Enterprise Business Unit noted.

The company will provide infrastructure re- ferred to as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and includes hardware, storage, backup and archiving that exists at its state-of-the-art data centre.

“These servers (physical or virtual) are host- ed, managed and provisioned by us to provide our customers with the platforms of their choice in a variety of operating systems includ-

ing OpenSource, drag and drop additional serv- er or storage space) on demand and always-on access,” Emmanuel pointed out.

Among the main advantages of the technol- ogy is that it is exible, on-demand model that allows enterprises to rapidly acquire additional computing power only when needed although this presents signi cant security and audit challenges.

“Vodacom Tanzania gives customers the abil- ity to treat their cloud assets as an extension of the data center. This ensures policies and

procedures for regulatory compliance, and prudent business practices are enforced ubiq- uitously,” the company said in an earlier state- ment quoting Managing Director, Ian Ferrao.

With Vodacom cloud computing, a customer is guaranteed an always-on-service – stability and guaranteed uptime, with state of the art hosting environment. The service o ers ex- ibility, allowing users to add, remove, down- grade and/or upgrade resources’ ease of use and ability to start up right away, the statement concluded.