London, UK, 4 December 2013: Flexiant, a leading international provider of cloud orchestration software, announced today that it has partnered with Africa Cloud Services to facilitate its plans to expand into the African market. Recognizing the need for local service providers to meet customer demands for Pay-As-You-Go computing to reduce typical local overheads of expensive proforma software licensing, electricity and energy costs, and expensive bandwidth availability. Flexiant will use the local expertise and experience of Africa Cloud Services to capture this high-growth opportunity.
With Flexiant, Africa Cloud Services will be armed with a platform to take to customers wishing to set up cloud services quickly and efficiently with the European based Flexiant service delivery team. Convinced of its robust platform, flexible pay-as-you-go metering, and ability to get customers to market swiftly, Africa Cloud Services saw in Flexiant the right product that would work well for the large and fast-growing Nigerian market, compared to the likes of alternative cloud orchestration vendors.
Oswald Osaretin Guobadia, Managing Director of Africa Cloud Services said: “Flexiant is the right partnership for us as we support vendors wishing to deploy public cloud services across Africa. Other Cloud Orchestration products proved to be inflexible, expensive and required new infrastructure that presented a barrier to customers that want to move quickly.
“With Flexiant, service providers have the ability to manage their entire infrastructure, metering and billing pre pay and post pay as well as adapting the platform easily with its plugin technology to build a true cloud services solution. The Africa Cloud Services and Flexiant partnership combines best of breed cloud orchestration technology with regional knowledge and local support. Our joint customers will be empowered with the tools necessary to deploy cloud services quickly.”
Through the recent partnership, Africa Cloud Services has already secured a contract to deploy Flexiant in Nigeria and is in talks with a major regional telecoms provider.
George Knox, CEO, Flexiant said: “The African IT and telecoms market has gone through a massive transformation over recent years and continues to do so as more service providers offer on-demand public cloud services. With Africa Cloud Services, we will equip customers across the region with the ability to differentiate their proposition and get to market quickly so they do not miss this industry transformation.”
Flexiant provides cloud orchestration software focused solely to the global service provider market. Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a cloud management software suite that arms service providers with a customizable platform to help them turn innovative ideas into revenue generating services quickly and easily. With Flexiant, service providers can generate more revenue and accelerate growth, compete more effectively and lead the market through innovation. Vendor agnostic and supporting multiple hypervisors, Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator offers a customizable platform, a flexible interface, integrated metering and billing, reseller capabilities and application management. Flexiant gives service providers the ability to develop, launch and bill for new cloud services quickly.
Flexiant has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Management, received the Info-Tech Research Group Trendsetter Award and called an industry double threat by 451 Group. Flexiant is now a Dell certified technology partner. Customers include Computerlinks, ISONNET, FailProof Technologies, ITEX and NetGroup. Flexiant is also a key participant in the FP7 Consortium. For more information visit www.flexiant.com.
Watch Oswald Guobadia, Managing Director at Africa Cloud Services, explain why they chose Flexiant:
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