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Data centre deal targets Africa’s digital transformation stakes

Data centre deal targets Africa’s digital transformation stakes
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Promoters of a tech deal to create Africa’s largest network of interconnected data centres say they are targeting digital transformation opportunities on the continent.

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, which announced a partnership with global managed network provider Unitas Global, says it is targeting Africa’s growing demand for secure, cost-effective, Cloud services.

The partnership provides expansion opportunities for both companies as Unitas Global’s technologies will link with Liquid’s pan-African network of 100,000km fibre backbone that connects to over 40 data centres across 18 African countries, including Africa Data Centres, Teraco, and iColo, the companies say. 

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Evolution of Digital Transformation in Africa

Under the alliance, Liquid will be able to design, price, provision and manage end-to-end connectivity solutions across a cloud-first transport-independent infrastructure, according to the tech company.

Liquid says the strategic partnership is another step in its evolution to Africa’s leading digital solutions provider, offering data centre, Cloud, Cyber Security and Managed IT services, as well as the largest independent fibre network in Africa.

“We believe that everyone has the right to be connected,” David Eurin,  Liquid Intelligent Technologies international wholesale CEO (Liquid Sea). “The partnership of Liquid Sea with Unitas Global creates an unrivalled, world-class network of interconnected data centres across Africa, and the increased capability brings invaluable benefits to our customers in Africa and any companies doing business on the continent.”

Unitas Global says it is transforming how the market architects, buys and operates data networks with its intelligent, software-defined network fabric, Unitas Reach.  

Strategic interconnections with hundreds of other networks and fibre access providers extend the network access to the edge, including over 900 carrier-neutral data centres and 30 million enterprise locations in more than 133 countries, Patrick Shutt, CEO of Unitas Global says.

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