This is the first newsletter from Node Africa, this is a few days after they launched the company in Nairobi. If you have been following the Node Africa story, all the way before it ever existed, in the days the Angani debacle was still fresh, you would spot the subtweet in this newsletter. I will point it out only if you readers can’t. See below the newsletter.
Over the last two decades, the African continent has undergone significant change, from being viewed as the hopeless continent, in that famed Time Magazine cover from May 2000. The continent has grown, in leaps and bounds since, changing the narrative that Africa is a hopeless continent. The narrative has shifted from Africa being the hopeless continent, to Africa being the next bastion of growth. We, at Node Africa believe in Africa, we are betting on Africa and we believe that it’s possible to build large, scalable and innovative technology companies in Africa.
Node Africa has a fairly simple mission - to move the African continent to the cloud. This involves making the necessary investments in human resources to ensure that we attract, nurture and retain only the best technical talent in Africa. This talent ensures that the businesses we serve in Africa don’t need to struggle with their technical issues, they don’t have to fly in consultants to help them with their platforms, they can simply talk to us and we will solve their information problem. Manufacturing firms are free to leverage our platforms and expertise to reduce their costs and improve their competitiveness. Educational institutions can use our expertise with content delivery to reach more students. Small businesses can take advantage of our simple to use and reliable back up solutions to ensure that they never lose data.
We have been busy, over the last couple of months working on solutions to help your business scale. We have the following solutions in production:
Virtual Machines - in country virtual machines, hosted at a reliable datacenter
Hybrid Cloud - this is a cloud computing environment which uses a mix of on-premise infrastructure and our public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) - we provide replication services for on-premise infrastructure for fail over in the event of a catastrophe
Back Up - allowing companies to back up their data in the cloud with nominal user intervention
Managed Services - we manage cloud infrastructure for our customers, taking away the headache from them
If you need more information don’t hesitate to reach out to us - [email protected], there will always be someone on hand to assist you.
We’ve also formally launched our service towards the end of January, with partnerships from VMware, Microsoft, Cisco and Veaam, demonstrating the faith that some of the best technology companies have in our expertise and leadership in the space.
We are working on solutions around content distribution, storage and enterprise collaboration that should be game changers. We are also working on more partnerships with some of the larger technology companies to improve our product offering to our customers. We remain committed to offering only the best of breed solutions to our customers.