Teraco’s Africa Cloud Exchange improves enterprise hybrid and multi-cloud performance through direct interconnection – enabling enterprises to do more in the cloud by providing secure, direct, flexible network connections to a wide range of local and global cloud service providers. Using an interconnected network architecture approach allows you to improve cloud application performance, reduce latency, scale on demand, lower network costs, and visibly deliver a better cloud experience to your end users.
Africa Cloud Exchange
What is Africa Cloud Exchange?
Teraco’s colocation data centre facilities are the interconnection hub for sub-Saharan Africa, offering access to a holistic physical infrastructure and highly secure environment for colocation to all cloud providers and their clients.
Africa Cloud Exchange (ACX) offers a low risk entry point for both enterprise cloud consumers and cloud providers to host their infrastructure platforms and leverage the most interconnected data centre hubs in Africa. Enterprise clients benefit from highly secure, direct interconnection to local and global cloud services – and cloud operators can take advantage of direct access to African terrestrial fibre, satellite connectivity, submarine cables and an open market for interconnection.
Cloud providers are able to distribute their services to more than 50 African nations with Platform Teraco.
Connect to more clouds
Connect directly and privately to more of the local and global cloud providers you use every day.
Obtain easy access to build a multi-cloud environment
Gain automated, near real-time provisioning to multiple cloud service providers.
Minimize security threats with private connections to your digital ecosystems, bypassing the public internet.
Improve cloud application performance and reduce latency by extending your private network with Platform Teraco and connecting directly to the digital edge of your cloud service providers.
Lower your total cost of private network connectivity to cloud service providers.
Africa Cloud Exchange
Cloud Operator Benefits:
AWS Direct Connect
AWS Direct Connect is accessible from Africa Cloud Exchange as well as through physical cross connections within both the Cape Town (CT1) and Johannesburg (JB1) data centre facilities. The first of its kind in Africa, AWS operates 44 availability zones within 17 geographic regions around the world. AWS Direct Connect bypasses the public Internet and ensures private connectivity and full integration between cloud services and business applications.
Google Cloud Connect
Whether your business is early in its journey or well on its way to digital transformation, Google Cloud’s solutions and technologies help chart a path to success. Google is accessible from NAPAfrica as well as through physical cross-connections in Johannesburg at the Isando Campus data centre facilities. Google VPN bypasses the public Internet and ensures private connectivity and full integration between cloud services and business applications.
Microsoft ExpressRoute is available from Africa Teraco Cloud Exchange as well as through physical cross connections within both the Cape Town (CT1) and Johannesburg (JB1) data centre facilities. Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection facilitated by Teraco. With ExpressRoute, you can establish connections to Microsoft cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365.
VMware Cloud Verified
VMware Cloud Provider Partners deliver VMware Cloud Infrastructure as a Service. VMware Cloud Verified services are available from VMware Partners on the Africa Cloud Exchange, delivering cloud services powered by VMware Cloud Foundation technologies including VMware vSphere, vSAN, and NSX. Now you can gain support for your apps—from existing to cloud-native to SaaS—across private, public, and hybrid clouds using services by Africa Cloud Exchange partners displaying the VMware Cloud Verified logo.