February 17, 2023

SEACOM's cloud services for enterprises

With worldwide spending on cloud services forecast to grow by almost 21% in 2023, the pressure is on for South African organisations to shift to serverless architectures. Sid Nag, Vice President Analyst at Gartner, is confident that cloud migration is not stopping.

He explains that infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) models, such as cloud computing, “will naturally continue to grow as businesses accelerate IT modernisation initiatives to minimise risk and optimise costs. Moving operations to the cloud also reduces capital expenditures by extending cash outlays over a subscription term, a key benefit in an environment where cash may be critical to maintain operations.”

Enterprises need cloud technology for a variety of reasons. Cloud computing allows businesses to scale up their IT infrastructure quickly and easily. It provides access to more powerful applications and services than what would be available on-premise.

With the cloud, businesses benefit from greater data storage and backup capabilities. Attractive pricing structures also provide cost savings as businesses only pay for what they use and cloud computing eliminates the need for large upfront investments in hardware and software.

Apart from scalability, performance, flexibility and cost savings, the cloud also supports an innovative business culture. Cloud-based tools can increase productivity and collaboration, as it allows employees to access data from anywhere with an internet connection.

Cloud services with SEACOM Business

Of the key trends identified at a recent conference on IT infrastructure and cloud strategies is a growing need for industry cloud platforms. Analysts expect industry-specific functionality to replace a one-size-fits-all approach to enterprise-grade cloud computing. It was predicted that in the next four to five years, over half of all enterprises will use industry-specific cloud platforms to accelerate their digital initiatives.

SEACOM Business works with South African enterprises to create tailored cloud solutions. Designed with their industry specific needs in mind, SEACOM Business has a range of cloud services to suit specific needs. These include the following:

  1. Cloud Infrastructure - Whether your business has a cloud-first approach, or sustains a complex hybrid architecture, SEACOM Business offers effortless cloud enablement. Through our highly available and scalable architecture, we support both Windows and Linux-based operating systems. Enterprises benefit from unlimited traffic, dedicated capacity and high-performance storage.
  2. Online Backup - Centralised administration makes it easier to coordinate online backup and recovery. Users can automate backup schedules and remotely backup or restore end devices. Our cloud-based online backup solutions support Windows, Mac and Linux devices.
  3. Hosted Email - Cloud-based email is an affordable and streamlined option for enterprises looking to improve productivity and collaboration. SEACOM Business Hosted Email services give employees access to emails, calendars and tasks from any location and any device.
  4. Microsoft 365 - SEACOM Business is a Microsoft-validated cloud partner. Enterprises can enjoy our implementation and support services with a comprehensive Microsoft 365 solution. Businesses gain access to the full Microsoft 365 suite, including Microsoft Teams, Power BI (business intelligence) and OneDrive (cloud storage).
  5. Voice - Large enterprises that require a robust telephony system are moving to cloud-based voice PBX. SEACOM Business offers cloud-based voice solutions that provide excellent integration with unified communications tools, such as Microsoft Teams. Flexible, secure and affordable, SEACOM Business voice services enable centralised management, streamlined usage reporting and low cost monthly service charges.

Why choose SEACOM Business?

SEACOM Business offers tailored cloud solutions for South African enterprises. Our cloud services offer a range of features such as reliable performance, scalability, flexibility, cost savings and enhanced security. These cloud-based services include IaaS, platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS) that are designed to help businesses make the most of their cloud investments.

Through a unique blend of highly advanced technologies and expert support, SEACOM Business ensures that South African enterprises can maximise their cloud investments. For more information or to get a quote for our cloud solutions, email us at marketing@seacom.com or leave us a message.


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