South Africa: Vodacom Partners Microsoft to Launch Microsoft Azure

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The South African mobile communication company, in partnership with Microsoft introduced Microsoft Azure products to its Cape Town customers. In a statement by the company’s executive, this is another step into the future of digital transformation for Vodacom, equipping businesses in South Africa and Africa with the needed tools to stay on par with the latest business solutions available in the market.

The launching of Microsoft Azure solutions complements the Vodacom Enterprise’s vision to help accelerate the digital transformation journey for business in South Africa.

The executive head for Vodacom products and services in Cape Town Sabelo Mabena explained that Microsoft Azure was one of the leading industry Cloud platforms that enabled developers and information technology (IT) professionals to create, manage and deploy applications through Microsoft’s global network of data centers.

He further stated that the platform enabled businesses to construct whatever they want from simple mobile apps through to internet-scale solutions. “This digital transformation- Microsoft Azure, will allow businesses the ability to provide enterprise-proven hybrid cloud solutions, and offer customers access to professional services that will be readily available to provide the best approach and solutions on the platform to allow customers to increase efficiencies.

According to Ravi Bhat, Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Lead at Microsoft South Africa, stated that Vodacom Business customers could now use Azure to make data-driven, intelligent apps. Vodacom customers would have access to professional services, provided by experts, who will always be available to provide the best method and solutions on the platform to allow customers to increase on effectiveness and save on costs.