Microsoft recently announced that it plans to bring two cloud data centers online in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
If other regions are indicators—like South America and Australia—other cloud providers could follow suit, making South Africa a cloud hub for Africa.
TeleGeography Senior Analyst Patrick Christian will look closer at the new promise of African cloud data centers while presenting at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire August 22-24.
In his presentation, Patrick will also discuss local and intra-African traffic and the continent's reliance on Europe, which remained Africa’s top internet destination in 2017.
The event, organized by Internet Society, brings together some of the most important infrastructure providers, ISPs, and internet exchange points active in the African market, as well as international financial institutions and policymakers.
Patrick Christian is a Senior Analyst at TeleGeography. He is a member of the wholesale network, Internet, and voice research teams. He is also the managing editor of the global enterprise network practice. Patrick's regional focus include West African and European markets.