Africa’s largest Web trade level NAPAfrica, has introduced that its members now have direct entry to the Microsoft Azure Peering Service and profit from an SLA-backed, direct connection to Microsoft.
NAPAfrica is without doubt one of the first southern African companions for the brand new Microsoft Azure peering service.
Andrew Owens, Supervisor, Interconnection and Peering at Teraco, stated that enterprises searching for Web-first entry to the cloud want sturdy and high-performing Web connectivity. “One of many choices for shoppers to make this cloud transition is through the use of a peering service. The collaboration will help in delivering dependable and performance-centric public connectivity to the Microsoft cloud,” he stated.
As a networking service, the answer enhances buyer connectivity to Microsoft cloud companies corresponding to Workplace 365, Dynamics 365, Software program-As-a-Service (SaaS) companies, Azure or any Microsoft companies accessible by way of the general public Web.
Owens defined that by connecting with NAPAfrica to Microsoft, shoppers will likely be accessing the shortest community path to the closest Edge level of presence (POP) within the Microsoft community. “Working in collaboration with service suppliers to supply extremely dependable and optimised Web connectivity to Microsoft companies, the peering service additionally supplies Web latency telemetry and route monitoring, and alerting towards hijacks, leaks and some other border gateway protocol (BGP) misconfigurations,” he stated. “Our infrastructure is regionally redundant and helps failover throughout a number of places, providing geo redundancy. This ensures excessive efficiency connectivity with the bottom attainable latency. No minimal bandwidth is required both because the service is offered in any respect NAPAfrica Web exchanges in South Africa or wherever Microsoft is related.”
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