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ITA achieves VMware Cloud Verified status

ITA achieves VMware Cloud Verified status

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ITA, part of the Paratus Group, has announced it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status for its data centre in Angola.

Paratus is a technology integrator and cloud services provider and ITA is the biggest network services provider, with the largest data centre in Angola.

The VMware Cloud Verified badge signals to customers that ITA/Paratus offers a service running on top of the complete VMware Cloud Infrastructure. Through Cloud Verified partner services, customers attain access to the full set of VMware Cloud Infrastructure capabilities including integration and interoperability, cost optimisation and flexibility.

“The VMware verification is a very important addition to the Paratus offering and we are delighted to have achieved this,” said Rolf Mendelsohn, CTO, Paratus Group. “Angola is the first of our data centres to offer customers all the assured benefits of advanced cloud computing through VMware Cloud. We are in the process of constructing more data centres across Africa, a testament to our infrastructure expansion commitment. This sets us apart and is in line with our ‘thinking big’ mission to deliver Africa’s quality network.”

According to Ricardo Santa Ana, Cloud Manager, ITA/Paratus Angola, cloud computing benefits are undeniable. Despite its business efficiencies, cost-benefits and competitive advantages, a large portion of the business community continues to operate without it. “Receiving this verification is one more confirmation that Paratus is on the right track to provide flexible and compatible cloud services, using the latest VMware software stack,” Ana added.

Herve Renault, senior director, VMware Cloud Provider Business, EMEA VMware, said: “Partners that are VMware Cloud Verified provide organisations with complete and advanced VMware Cloud technologies, along with interoperability across clouds for greater advantage for their customers’ businesses. Cloud Verified services delivered by VMware Cloud Providers can provide the efficiency, agility and reliability inherent in cloud computing. We look forward to supporting Paratus Group as it empowers organisations with a simple and flexible path to the cloud.”

The Cloud Verified status indicates that a provider offers the complete VMware-based software defined data centre infrastructure delivered as a service. VMware Cloud Verified partner services enable customers to achieve unmatched levels of consistency, performance and interoperability for both traditional or containerised enterprise applications and the confidence that the service is based on the most advanced VMware cloud technologies.

VMware’s global network of more than 4,300 cloud providers leverages VMware’s consistent cloud infrastructure to offer a wide array of services in over 120 countries, provide geographic and industry specialisation, and help customers meet complex regulatory requirements.

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