21st century technologies, VMware join hands on SMART digital platform
21ST Century Technologies Limited, Nigeria’s ICT powerhouse has announced her entry into the VMware Cloud Provider programme, with its SMART Digital Platform.The service illustrates to the customers that the company’s public cloud service is validated and compatible for use with VMware vSphere, the leading virtualisation platform for building cloud infrastructures and is secure, managed, agile, resilient and transformative for tomorrow’s digital business- all which will be enabled by SMART.
A member of the VMware Cloud Provider Programme, 21st Century Technologies provides its VMware IaaS powered service as a set of cloud computing services across a common platform, using proven VMware technology that organisations already use in the existing data centres.
The VMware cloud provider programme provides global cloud services and is the preferred choice of VMware cloud provider programme service partners in more than 100 countries globally.
“Digital innovation and engagement models are crucial in the fourth industrial revolution. I am positioning 21st Century Technologies Limited to use digital channels to engage with customers and provide innovative solutions that addresses their specific needs and requirements” said, Wale Ajisebutu, CEO, 21st Century Technologies.
“Technology is fast becoming the most crucial element for businesses of all sizes going forward. Our solutions will provide customers with opportunities for unlimited growth, cost reduction, and increased profitability.” Ajisebutu added.
“VMware has a clear and unique position around Hybrid cloud and enabling cross cloud functionality to help out over 600,000-plus customers to manage an increasingly complex multi-cloud, multi-device IT environment, with a software-defined approach,” said David Funnell, manger, Cloud Provide Programme at VMware West Africa.
“VMware IaaS powered services delivered by service providers within the VMware Cloud Provider Programme can provide the efficiency, agility and reliability inherent in cloud computing. We look forward to supporting 21st Century Technologies as a strategic partner for VMware in West Africa as it empowers organisations with a simple and flexible path to the cloud”
According to 21st Century Technologies, the company opted to partner with VMware and ensure it attained IaaS Powered validation because the company is today the infrastructure platform of choice of 100 per cent of the Fortune 500 and has saved customers tens of billions of dollars in their road to the cloud.
Furthermore, VMware has a vast partner ecosystem with access to more than 75, 000 solutions providers worldwide who as a result can take advantage of open interfaces, more solutions and broad software support.
The company is consistently recognised by analysts; Gartner, Forrester and IDC as a market leader.
“We look forward to an enduring partnership with 21st Century Technologies as we empower organisations in West Africa to leverage VMware’s leadership with private cloud in and outside of privately owned data centres. This will enable them to manage cost, achieve greater time-to-market, enhance productivity, gain market share and capture new market, all very timely outcomes for enterprises and small businesses alike, as we motivate for local innovation” added Funnell.
As a VMware Cloud Provider Programme Service Provider, 21st Century Technologies can now provide users with enhanced responsiveness and agility, and enable reduced IT costs through greater performance, availability and scalability.
The service debuts today and is set to revolutionise the innovative capacity of West African businesses.
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