Amazon opens first African AWS Region in Cape Town, South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs, has announced the launch of its African regional hub in Cape Town, South Africa.   AWS Africa Region will offer low latency digital services and a broad range of technologies to players in various sectors, mainly government organizations.  Peter DeSantis, vice president of AWS global infrastructure, said the company – which has a long history in South Africa and would like to continue supporting the growth of the local technology community…

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Amazon Web Services partners with Kenya’s Safaricom on cloud and consulting services

KENYA – Amazon Web Services, subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, has entered a partnership with Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telco, ISP and cell fee supplier, in a collaboration that might spell competitors between American cloud suppliers in Africa. Safaricom will promote AWS companies (primarily cloud) to its East Africa buyer community. The company has also announced the attainment of Advanced Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN) making the Telco one of the first APN members in East Africa. The APN…

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