Johannesburg: BCX partners with Alibaba to launch cloud products in Johannesburg, South Africa

Oct 13, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Telkom subsidiary BCX, in partnership with Alibaba Cloud, officially launched its Africa Local Public (ALP) Cloud service from two Johannesburg-based data centers last week. Both companies entered a partnership that grants BCX exclusive rights to distribute Alibaba Cloud’s products and services in South Africa.

BCX CEO Jonas Bogoshi said at the opening event, “The launch of ALP Cloud serves multiple purposes, one of which accentuates our dedication to maintaining a local presence. As a result, when our customers opt for BCX local cloud services, they will be directly connecting with, and supported by, a South African company. This strategic initiative addresses the rising demand for secure, scalable, and high-performance cloud solutions that cater to the distinct requirements of South African businesses.”

Jan Bouwer, chief solutions officer at BCX, added: “ALP Cloud ensures data stays within South Africa, addressing data sovereignty and compliance requirements. BCX also aims to align with the principles of the national data and cloud policy, which seeks to promote data sovereignty in South Africa.”

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