Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft, has announced that it will be launching Microsoft Azure solutions – available to customers in June.
According to Fatima Hassim, managing executive for Products and Services at Vodacom Business, Microsoft Azure enables developers and IT professionals to create, manage and deploy applications through Microsoft’s global network of data centres. These can be anything from simple mobile apps to internet-scale products.
“The platform enables businesses to build anything from simple mobile apps through to internet-scale solutions,” said Hassim. “Vodacom’s offering of Microsoft Azure will allow businesses the ability to provide enterprise-proven hybrid cloud solutions, and offer customers access to professional services that will be readily available to provide the best approach and solutions on the platform to allow customers to maximise efficiencies.”
“Vodacom customers will have access to professional services, provided by experts, who will be readily available to provide the best approach and solutions on the platform to allow customers to maximise on efficiencies and save on costs,” said Ravi Bhat, cloud and enterprise business group lead at Microsoft South Africa.
From Vodacom’s perspective, the launch of the suite of Microsoft Azure solutions complements the Vodacom Enterprise’s vision to help accelerate the digital transformation journey for business in South Africa.