Liquid, Unitas Global partner on latest Africa datacentre sortie
Pan-African technology group, Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid) has announced a strategic partnership with global managed network provider, Unitas Global in a bid to meet the demands of rapid digital transformation across the continent.
In a statement released to the media, the companies explain that the partnership enable each company to better serve customers in Africa and meet the demand for secure, cost-effective, cloud services.
They add that the alliance provides enormous expansion opportunities for both companies.
“Unitas Global further expands Unitas Reach with Liquid’s extensive pan-African network (100,000km fibre backbone) that connects to over 40 data centres across 18 African countries, including Africa Data Centres, Teraco, and iColo. Liquid, in turn, will be able to connect to Unitas Global’s integrated SDN, IP and Access network. Through its innovative software platform, Unitas Nexus, Liquid will be able to design, price, provision and manage end-to-end connectivity solutions across a cloud-first transport-independent infrastructure. “
David Eurin, Liquid Intelligent Technologies international wholesale CEO (Liquid Sea), said: “We believe that everyone has the right to be connected. The partnership of Liquid Sea with Unitas Global creates an unrivalled, world-class network of interconnected datacentres across Africa, and the increased capability brings invaluable benefits to our customers in Africa and any companies doing business on the continent.”
A core component of the partnership is the opportunity to extend Unitas Reach, described as an intelligent, software-defined network fabric designed to transform how the market architects, buys and operates data networks.
Strategic interconnections with hundreds of other networks and fibre access providers extends 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, added: “On-demand, ubiquitous reach from any edge to any cloud everywhere is our mission. This partnership brings Unitas Reach to Africa, connecting Africa data centres and businesses to cloud everywhere. We are excited to add Liquid Technologies into Unitas Nexus™, our Expedia-like platform for telecom, pointing demand from multi-national enterprises to design, price and order connectivity solutions that leverage Liquid’s unique services.”