Mint Group CEO, Carel du Toit.
Mint Group congratulates technology giant Microsoft for successfully launching two Azure cloud data centres in South Africa, availing hyper-scalability, flexibility and security to local organisations.
Microsoft’s commitment to delivering cloud services directly from data centres located in Johannesburg and Cape Town offers enterprise-grade reliability and performance, combined with data residency, to help enable the tremendous opportunity for economic growth and increase access to cloud and Internet services for organisations and people across the African continent.
“This reflects one of the core reasons why Mint values and continuously drives its position as the premier Microsoft partner of choice across Africa,” states Mint Group CEO Carel du Toit. “Microsoft is a pioneer of innovation and change, truly empowering every person and organisation on the planet to do more.”
He adds that, since the announcement of the data centre launch in May 2018, Mint Group has worked closely with Microsoft to help customers design their cloud roadmaps and identify which of their technology investments need to move to local data centres. Cloud-readiness assessments and workshops reflecting and predicting the individual benefits and outcomes for each organisation were conducted as part of Mint’s drive.
“Our resources, processes and solutions are geared to ensure that our clients will be at the forefront of local data centre migration and modernisation,” states Du Toit. “As part of our commitment to creating our clients’ tomorrow by driving better business, Mint guides organisations across Africa to derive maximum value from their cloud investment through optimisation and security.”
In addition to the group’s Cloud 101 customer event and information series, Mint Group also formed part of Microsoft’s exclusive Azure Early Adopter Programme, where leading minds in the industry worked together to build disruptive data centre migration packages, ensuring a smooth and value-driven transition.
“Now that the data centres are officially here, we are geared and well on our way to drive the next wave of SaaS modernisation and disruption,” vows Du Toit.
With an impressive portfolio of public and private enterprises across Africa, Mint Group comprises a selection of clients lined up for local data centre migration by the end of 2019. “We are excited to help these organisations unlock the true value from the local cloud, further pioneering innovation across Africa.”
As part of the official data centre launch announcement on the Microsoft Azure blog, the entity stated that “the increased utilisation of public cloud services and the additional investments into private and hybrid cloud solutions will enable organisations in South Africa to focus on innovation and building digital businesses at scale”.
Du Toit concludes that disruption through digitisation is integrated into every fibre of Mint Group. “If you want to migrate to the local cloud and ensure a roadmap of continuous innovation, talk to us.”