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Microsoft, Angola Cables in collaboration to drive digital transformation in Africa

Angola Cables has recently become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner, a feat it said would meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud, and accelerating digital transformation on the continent.

Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to provide dedicated, high-quality connections to a worldwide network of 42 Azure regions offered by Microsoft, and connectivity to Angonap, the Angola Cables data centre located in the capital Luanda.

As one of the world’s most trusted and flexible enterprise-grade cloud computing platforms, Azure allows organisations to extend on-premises networks into the cloud over a private connection.

Because ExpressRoute connections do not go over the public internet, customers experience reliable, fast and more predictable connectivity than conventional connections.

In addition to benefiting from the scale and economics of Microsoft Azure, Africa-based customers should also look forward to low latency services, the Angolan company said.

“Through the partnership with Microsoft, Angola Cables seems to be making all the right moves to become a key enabler of cloud adoption on the continent,” Frost & Sullivan Africa industry analyst said.

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