Virtustream, BCX partner to transform Cloud Market in South Africa

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Virtustream, a cloud company and a Dell Technologies Business, on 4 May 2017  announced its first customer and partner in Africa.

BCX, Africa’s digital solutions partner, providing advanced information and communications technology, will implement Virtustream software to further orchestrate, automate and secure BCX’s cloud capabilities.

“We are pleased to support BCX’s extension of their cloud solutions into mission-critical applications to serve the market needs across South Africa,” said Steve Midgely, vice president, Virtustream.

“Our relationship with BCX is further evidence that Virtustream’s platform is the preferred solution for enterprise cloud services delivering mission-critical applications for customers throughout the world.”

“Enterprise cloud is a high priority for businesses in South Africa, and we undertook a rigorous selection process to find the right solution to offer business-critical workloads in the cloud for our customers and enhance our existing cloud capabilities,” said Jacques Loubser, BCX Group Chief of Infrastructure Solutions.

“In the end, Virtustream was a good fit for us, because we already manage many major private company and government workloads. These organisations deeply value the agility and performance of the Virtustream cloud solution. The additional benefits accrued from Virtustream Viewtrust for security and compliance make the new service a compelling and unique offering within South Africa.”

Virtustream cloud solutions are expected to go into service within the BCX datacenters in July 2017.

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Thabo Mphahlele is the BizNis Africa Head of Sales and Marketing. Mphahlele was previously MultiChoice Production Support Analyst responsible for developing and monitoring applications. In addition, Mphahlele develops and automates batch scripts and is responsible for the daily infrastructure maintenance at MultiChoice. As a Production Support Analyst, he is responsible for incident analysis solving , developing and constructing business reports for SQL and Oracle and implement change controls for the business. Additional responsibility includes monitoring system performance via SOA, Kibaba (Elasticsearch), H.P BSM, HP Sitescope. Mphahlele is responsible for creating infrastructure performance reports through HP Ops Analytics, monitoring payments via Splunk and in-house built-in tool and disaster recovery simulation and testing. At Nashua Mobile, he was responsible for application development and enhancing the web sites At South West Gauteng College, he was the IT Technician and Network Administrator. During his tenure at Double Digit Media, he was he focused on application and web site development for new and existing clients Mphahlele contributes as a Content Manager for BizNis Africa.

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