AfriQloud, an emerging cloud service provider, has launched today in Uganda. The platform is the result of a partnership between pan-African connectivity provider, BringCom, science and technology investor, Imprimatur Capital, and European edge cloud software company, GIG Technology.
AfriQloud will provide innovative and secure edge cloud service at internationally competitive rates with the hopes of providing
cloud sovereignty for the African technology industry.
The service is not limiting itself to Uganda. They plan to launch in 15 other African countries by next year with an aim to spread across the various regions of the continent over time. According to CEO Hans van Linschoten who also serves as a founding partner of Imprimatur Capital Africa, the new cloud service provider has its sights set on countries like Nigeria that are ‘good and ripe for the plucking.’
We have hit the ground and we intend to keep up the pace. This service is long overdue in Africa. In a few months, we will expand our service in East Africa – Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia will be afriQloud active very soon. We are working through channels in Southern Africa as well – Zambia, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique are our next target markets. And of course, the West African region is good and ripe for the plucking. Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Cameroon – we’ll be present in all these countries this year!Hans van Linschoten, CEO of AfriQloud.
The company is also looking forward to working with tech startups, government institutions, financial institutions and universities.
In Nigeria, Africa’s second largest economy and in the continent as a whole, Cloud computing is still a fairly new idea. But its benefits already have a lot of organisations, both nascent and established, looking to cash in on reliable and cost-efficient providers. Governments too are looking to cut costs on ICT infrastructure.
This increasing interest in proper cloud infrastructure presents service providers such as AfriQloud a clear opportunity to seize the market.
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