Liquid C2 and Google Cloud announce Africa first

  • Liquid C2 is now the first African cloud computing provider that offers Google Cloud Interconnect.
  • Cloud Interconnect allows customers to connect directly to Google Cloud, enabling faster speeds, enhances security and lower bandwidth.
  • Liquid C2 and Google Cloud first revealed their partnership in November 2023.

In November 2023, Liquid C2, the cloud computing arm of Liquid Intelligent Technologies, revealed that it formed a strategic partnership with Google Cloud. Now seven months later the partnership will see significantly more capacity added to Liquid C2’s cloud solutions.

This as the company becomes the first African cloud provider to offer Google Cloud Interconnect.

“Cloud Interconnect extends organisations’ external networks directly to the Google Cloud network through a private, high-availability, low-latency connection. As a Google Cloud Interconnect provider, Liquid C2 can offer its customers direct access to Google Cloud services, enabling companies in Africa to take advantage of all the benefits of the Cloud,” Liquid C2 explains the update in a statement sent to Hypertext.

This direct connection to the Google Cloud via Liquid means increased speed and higher bandwidth for companies in Africa. Liquid C2 says it will “significantly enhance” the performance of cloud-based applications.

“Through this offering, Liquid C2 customers will reduce their reliance on the public internet, inadvertently improving security and business performance,” the company added.

The initial partnership between the two firms was founded on three solution areas. The first focused on AI and analytics, the second focused on cybersecurity, and the third was providing easier access to tools like Google Workspace for customers.

Google established its first cloud region in Johannesburg, South Africa, earlier this year but companies from across the continent can leverage the hyperscaler’s capacities.

“Google Interconnect has the potential to revolutionise how businesses operate, and Liquid C2 is providing access to these opportunities,” said Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Managing Director, Turkey, Middle East & Africa, Google Cloud.

“Being the first Google Cloud Interconnect provider on the continent is a significant milestone on our journey to becoming the leading provider of cloud solutions in Africa,” said Oswald Jumira, CEO of Liquid C2.

“Direct access to the Google Cloud network will bring about the enhanced security and operating efficiencies that our customers in wholesale, enterprise, and government are seeking,” Jumira added.

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