Vodacom goes big on cloud with AWS partnership

17 May 2019

Computing

Vodacom has announced a strategic partnership with cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will see Vodacom become both a customer of AWS and a reseller of AWS services.

"We have signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services, which will make AWS our primary cloud provider. We will also be a strategic partner, integrator and reseller for AWS services across Africa," Vodacom group CEO Shameel Joosub said during the group's annual results presentation in Midrand yesterday.

"What the AWS partnership entails is firstly us appointing AWS as our strategic cloud provider. That means we will move more services into the cloud, which will bring with it a lot more efficiency. More importantly, it allows you to do a lot more with the data, in terms of the analytics and so on," Joosub told ITWeb in an interview after the presentation.

He said Vodacom will resell AWS services while also designing and selling custom solutions. Read the full article on ITWeb here.