Liquid Telecom named Microsoft Gold Partner for cloud productivity

Liquid Telecom has been named a Gold Partner for Cloud Productivity in Microsoft’s Partner Network programme, a prestigious accreditation achieved only by the world’s top IT and telecoms companies.

The Microsoft Partner Network programme allows partner companies to provide high-level solutions for businesses as well as enterprises.

“Our Microsoft Gold Partner status confirms our position at the forefront of Africa’s cloud. This is a statement to our customers that Liquid Telecom has the business and technical capabilities to deliver comprehensive and innovative Office 365 solutions across the region,” said David Behr, Group Chief Product Officer, Liquid Telecom. 

Liquid Telecom has been offering cloud services and products in Africa since becoming an official Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) in 2017, leveraging its data centres and pan-African fibre network which stretches over 50,000km and connects more African countries on a single network than any other. 

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Earlier this month the company announced the availability of Microsoft Azure Stack to businesses operating in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique and Mauritius. This marks the first time that the Azure Stack platform will be available locally in these markets, offering businesses greater flexibility, security and cost savings by deploying hybrid cloud architecture and scenarios.

Businesses can also use Liquid Telecom’s CloudConnect for Azure ExpressRoute to create direct high-speed connections between Azure data centres and Azure Stack cloud, bypassing the public internet.

“By achieving Gold Competency, Liquid Telecom has demonstrated a deep expertise and commitment that positions the company at the top of our partner ecosystem in Africa. Through its infrastructure, reach and local expertise, Liquid Telecom is delivering scalable and secure cloud services to businesses in the region,” said Amr Kamel, General Manager for Microsoft in West, East and Central Africa.

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