DMP launches data centre in South Africa
The South African branch of European data management company Data Management Professionals (DMP) has opened a data centre in South Africa.
The local data centre will be the company’s fifth after it launched four similar data centre facilities in Europe.
According to the company, DMP South Africa offers a comprehensive range of data management support and services, including pay-per-use Data Management as a Service (DMaaS).
“In a world where data has become the lifeblood of any organisation, effective data management is critical to business continuity,” said the company.
“DMP assists organisations to store, protect and manage their data, providing a service that supports the core business while adding value through innovative technology.
“Furthermore, the DMaaS model is an attractive and affordable option for the South African mid-market and enterprises alike.”
DMP originated in the Netherlands more than a decade ago and has since grown to include branches in Germany, Denmark, Spain and the United Kingdom.
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The South African branch is the company’s first venture into the African market, a move that DMP’s CTO, Eric Evers, hoped will open up a number of new opportunities.
“The move into South Africa is a highly strategic one for us as it is a fast-growing market that has many synergies with Europe,” said Evers.
“By establishing a footprint in South Africa we can now offer services and solutions to local organisations from a local provider that has international experience and expertise.
“We will be deploying our offering utilising the same blueprint that we have perfected over the years with our European rollouts.”
DMP South Africa is located in Johannesburg and offers fully managed services and solutions to customers across the country and beyond into Africa and the Middle East.
The opening of the company’s new data centre in South Africa is in tune with the rise in activity in the data centre space for the country.
Just last month, Microsoft expanded its footprint in Africa with the opening of its first two data centres on the continent, with the general availability of Azure from the new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.