Today, Safaricom unveiled a revitalized domestic cloud computing platform and suite of services aimed at enabling businesses and organizations to seamlessly digitize their operations, ensuring adaptability and resilience in an ever-evolving landscape.
These new cloud offerings, situated in state-of-the-art data centers located in Nairobi and Kisumu, harness the cutting-edge power of VMware technologies. Among the enhanced features, customers can now efficiently manage their applications with the agility to allocate cloud computing resources through a unified interface. This empowers customers to procure cloud computing capabilities in bulk and configure their environment to precisely match their unique business application needs.
Cynthia Karuri-Kropac, Chief Enterprise Business Officer at Safaricom, emphasized the transformative potential of these developments: “This marks the dawn of a new era for businesses, acting as a catalyst for innovation and expansion. By delivering world-class cloud computing capabilities, we empower businesses to unlock fresh opportunities, flourish in the digital era, and achieve their growth ambitions with greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness.”
She further elaborated, “Today’s launch is a testament to our steadfast commitment to enabling possibilities and propelling digital transformation in Kenya. It brings us closer to realizing our vision of transforming into a purpose-driven technology company by the end of 2025.”
Safaricom’s cloud services offer enterprise clients the flexibility to expand their operations by efficiently leveraging computing resources in a scalable manner, embracing operational expenditure models. This translates to the ability to conduct business from anywhere, with operations accessible and highly reliable, ensuring a dependable experience for end-users.
Moreover, Safaricom’s cloud services extend to secure hosting solutions for business applications, addressing data residency concerns while delivering secure connectivity and seamless payment integrations for applications hosted securely in the cloud.
The journey of Safaricom Cloud as a service commenced in 2010, initially offering Infrastructure as a Service with consumption based on Virtual Machines and Managed Services, focusing on personalized service rather than self-service.