A strategic partnership between Vodacom and Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been announced which will make AWS the primary cloud provider for Vodacom services while Vodacom handles the integration and reselling of AWS across Africa.
The announcement also included the introduction of the Vodacom Business Cloud Acceleration Suite, comprising of 17 AWS services including cloud and storage, alongside database migration and business intelligence.
The cloud solution comes at a time where organizations are fast embracing remote work arrangements with benefits that include flexibility, agility, and resources needed to support the use of advanced services like Analytics, Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.
According to Kabelo Makwane, Managing Executive for Cloud, Hosting and Security at Vodacom Business, “As a trusted digital partner to businesses, we’ve always believed that with the right technology and digital processes, South African businesses will be more competitive, resilient and capable of not only surviving but thriving, despite external challenges,”.
Inadequate technical skills have been identified as a major barrier inhibiting business growth and the partnership provides organizations an opportunity to assess their current IT infrastructure, identify gaps, and design a migration plan to their customized cloud environment with the required security.