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Tanzania-Based Service Provider, Spicenet Deploys Public Cloud with Flexiant

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Tanzania-Based Service Provider, Spicenet Deploys Public Cloud with Flexiant

Spicenet services African SMEs wanting to get to the cloud

Tanzania, Africa and London, UK – 3 March 2015 – Public cloud adoption in emerging African countries is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of up to 84% over the coming five years according to IDC. To capture this growth opportunity, Spicenet, a Business Internet provider in Tanzania, wanted to deploy a public cloud offering. To pioneer cloud in Tanzania, increase revenue and offer self-service functionality to its SME customers, Spicenet selected Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator.

Spicenet Systems Manager, Vinayan Benedict, said, “We evaluated two vendors as part of our selection process. It was important to us that we could support multiple hypervisors, specifically KVM, as well as multiple types of storage and have a platform to support 24-hour sales opportunities. Flexiant met all of those requirements and more.”

The African service provider offers Dedicated Internet, MPLS, Web and Email Hosting through its Data center located in Dar-es-Salaam.

Spicenet will use Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator’s self-service portal offering customers to provision infrastructure as required and bill based on cloud services consumed with Flexiant’s integrated billing. “With Flexiant we are now able to move from a managed service to a self-service buffet,” said Benedict.

George Knox, CEO, Flexiant said, “SMEs do not want to invest in their own infrastructure themselves. This is a classic cloud story where Flexiant excels. We are arming Spicenet with the tools it needs to open new lines of business and generate more revenue opportunities through existing customers, new customers and resellers.”

Source: IDC Africa Top 10 ICT Predictions, 2015, December 2014

About Spicenet

Spicenet is a Business Internet provider in Tanzania focused on Internet solutions to SME’s. Spicenet covers Dar-es-salaam, Arusha and Mwanza cities with its 4G Wimax network and hosting solutions. Spicenet has become the preferred Internet solution provider in Tanzania for SME’s considering the quality of service offered since 2009.

Spicenet has been awarded 4th fast growing company in Tanzania by KPMG Top100 Midsized Companies survey, 2014. Spicenet is the only ISP in Tanzania to be certified with ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System. Find out more at http://spicenet.co.tz/

About Flexiant

Flexiant provides solutions aimed solely at helping service providerscapture the cloud market opportunity. Its portfolio of solutions includes Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator and Flexiant Concerto. Since 2009 Flexiant has armed service providers with the solutions necessary to launch revenue generating cloud services quickly and easily.

Flexiant has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Management and received the Info-Tech Research Group Trendsetter Award for two consecutive years. Flexiant is a Gold Parallels Partner and a Dell certified technology partner. Customers include Brinkster, Computerlinks, FailProof Technology and ThinkGrid Ceano, part of Colt Telecom. Flexiant is also a key participant in the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. For more information visit www.flexiant.com.

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