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CMC Networks launches a cloud solution to bring Africa to the edge

By , ITWeb
Africa , 07 May 2024
Marisa Trisolino, CEO, CMC Networks.
Marisa Trisolino, CEO, CMC Networks.

CMC Networks, a data communications company, has launched a cloud solution, which it says gives flexible and secure edge computing to businesses across Africa, enhancing user experiences.

The firm announced today that its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, CMC Cloud, moves workloads "closer to the end user to improve the performance of applications and services, without the need to invest in physical hardware."

CMC delivers data communications to carriers, governments, international corporations, and other non-profit organisations through more than 110 service sites.

The company's Pan-African network serves 51 of 54 African countries and 11 Middle Eastern countries, with regional hubs in major interconnect sites throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, the Americas, and Asia Pacific.

The company said the IaaS model allows customers to access virtual servers, storage, and networking infrastructure in a flexible, scalable, and agile manner.

“We understand local needs and challenges across markets, and our new IaaS offering is providing tailored solutions to address the specific requirements of African businesses,” said Marisa Trisolino, CEO at CMC Networks. “We want to remove the barriers to cloud adoption, simplifying and accelerating the growth of Africa’s digital economy.”

CMC Networks stated that it makes it easier for both local and international firms to enter and expand into African markets by overcoming data sovereignty regulations that would otherwise hinder cloud adoption.

Geoff Dornan, CTO at CMC Networks, said customers can adjust computing resources to meet changing business demands while optimising performance.

He said the flexibility of CMC Cloud helps in scaling resources to meet demand, making it a cost-effective solution for organisations of all sizes. 

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