HPE and Datacentrix partner to deliver local multi-cloud PaaS solution

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Much has been made of multi-cloud as the go-to strategy for companies wanting to embrace digital transformation. One of its biggest proponents has been Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and now the firm has partnered with Datacentrix in order to offer a multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, which is housed locally at Teraco.

This new multi-cloud PasS offering is powered by HPE’s GreenLake system and promises to deliver a wealth of options for those that wish to leverage the cloud as datacentrix has bolted a number of different solutions on top of it.

These include backup and disaster recovery by Veeam, as well as storage and compute. It is also said to deliver the cloud experience across data centres, multi-clouds and edges, along with providing data insights to better manage capacity, performance, compliance and cost.

The pair note that this multi-cloud offering is the latest development in a long-standing partnership between HPE and Datacentrix. “With their expertise and knowledge of cloud hosting, Datacentrix is the ideal systems integrator and partner for multi-cloud collaboration,” notes President Ntuli, HPE South Africa CEO (pictured below).

President Ntuli, CEO, HPE South Africa.

Ntuli is particularly keen to see the uptake of this solution, which he says is specifically catered to the needs of enterprises in South Africa. “There is a considerable uptake of public cloud services in South Africa, but companies still need to retain control over their own data. As a result, many applications and a lot of data remain on-premises for business reasons,” the CEO points out. 

“However, companies with an existing public cloud presence can now leverage GreenLake to combine the cloud’s simplicity and agility with the governance, compliance, and visibility of the Hybrid IT model,” he continues.

HPE is talking up the flexibility of such a solution for enterprises too. While companies cannot take everything to a public cloud, the new datacentre offering gives customers the ability to pay for the services and capacity that they use rather than having to invest upfront.

Given the pressing need to embrace digital transformation since the pandemic hit last year, it will be interesting to see how many enterprises will be embracing multi-cloud PaaS moving forward.

Robin-Leigh Chetty

Robin-Leigh Chetty

Editor of Hypertext. Covers smartphones, IoT, 5G, cloud computing and a few things in between. Also a keen photographer and dabbles in console games when not taking the hatchet to stories.