Comercio introduces first public cloud platform in Nigeria

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By Idris Bakare

Comercio has launched the first Enterprise Public cloud platform in Nigeria using Huawei hardware and VMware technology.

Speaking at the event in Lagos recently, the Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Aderemi Adejumo, stated that ‘’Comercio Public cloud platforms offers Enterprises the opportunity to move their Information Technology (IT) expenditure from a Capital Operating expenses (CAPEX) to an Operating Expenses (OPEX) as well as only pay for what they consume. It is a perfect pay-as-you-go model to minimise expenditure and create great savings.

“The other great advantage is their time to market. In traditional computing, it takes 4 – 16 weeks to request, get appropriate approvals and procure hardware before installing and configuration of the software.

“In this current fast changing world this is not acceptable and a great challenge. With our public cloud platform, the required hardware can be provisioned and available in less than 48 hours.

“With the flexibility, agility and expansion potential, our clients do not need to have an accurate estimation of growth and sizing. In a public facing service delivery this is crucial as an inadequately sized infrastructure will guarantee failure whilst an over speed infrastructure will be a waste of funds’’.

Commenting also, the Managing Director of Comercio Cloud, Mrs. Adeyegbe said, “they we have a number of advantages over the notable foreign cloud platforms. Our platform has a lower latency than offshore platforms. It takes on average less than 25 per cent of the time to retrieve data from an offshore cloud platform.”

In addition she said that, “We provides a bespoke service, which means that we engage our customers and guide their request to the most optimum solution on their platform.

“We They also accept payment in Naira our local currency, which means that there is a stability in payments and in the event of a dollar fluctuation, there would be no anxiety of going over exceeding the budget.

We meet the requirements for data localization and there are regulatory or compliance reasons for the data to be onshore we they are compliance. We In addition we meet the requirements for data sovereignty and i. In the event of a dispute or legal issue, we are bound by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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