Kenyan based telecommunication company, Liquid Telecom has launched a Microsoft Cloud service in East Africa. The service will tighten the cybersecurity of East Africa’s sensitive databases.
The Azure Stack will grant private countries in Eastern Africa and access to Microsoft cloud within the region, without visiting any of the Microsoft’s 54 public data centers located outside the region.
All Azure Stack users will be able to access the security protocols available on Microsoft cloud platforms while holding their data locally. This process will create a seamless and faster means of uploading data, as all database will be in terabytes.
The new service will be accessible from the 17th of May 2019 in East Africa. It will be hosted in private cloud nodes in Kenya and Tanzania which will make it easy to reproduce databases reliably.
Winston Ritson, Group Head of Cloud Services for the Liquid Telecom Group, said that the new Azure Stacks in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam will affect data transfer speeds of less than 20 milliseconds for all users within East Africa.
Considering that Azure Stack offers a high level of cybersecurity, it is safe to say that the service came just in time to the East African region.
East Africa’s data security is at a bad stage. Kenya, for instance, lost over Sh21bn to cybercrime. Kenya’s losses are forecasted to rise further on new cyber threats, including attacks on built-in Windows IT admin tools, Powershell files, and Windows Scripting executables.
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