Routed, a true cloud service provider, has launched its vendor neutral cloud platform to offer what the company believes South Africa needs: a cloud platform that is reliable, scalable and secure
Andrew Cruise, managing director of Routed, says that the cloud market is on an immense growth curve and 2017 will be a significant year for overall adoption. “With the high availability of fibre we are seeing more interest in cloud services. This is mirrored internationally where SMBs are already adopting more cloud services in what will be the largest service adoption shift across the entire IT market space. While locally, we don’t expect such a dramatic uptake immediately, we do believe that there is a significant opportunity for secure, robust and reliable cloud hosting services.”
Aimed primarily at the enterprise sector, Routed will market its’ cloud and infrastructure solutions through ISPs and managed service providers as well as other channel partners. Cruise says they collaborate closely with well-respected suppliers of hardware and software to design, deploy, manage and support Routed’s platform: “Routed is already in partnership with companies such as VMWare, NetApp, Acronis, Microsoft and Dell."
Cruise continues, “The cloud has traditionally been seen as expensive, which it can be, but Routed has taken its combined intellectual capital and developed a solution set that makes cloud viable for businesses now, and when they scale up and grow in the years to come. Our approach is unique and has not been seen before in South Africa. Our vendor neutral stance is a key benefit, as we work with every client to provide the best solution for them based on our pre-defined solutions that take all aspects of cloud services into account.”
Based in Cape Town with cloud locations in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Routed provides an integrated cloud platform, addressing all cloud back-up and recovery solutions as well as disaster recovery. Routed is actively certifying with its various technology partners and has already secured clients on its platform.