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Epsilon, a global connectivity and communications service provider, announced today that they have partnered with Business Connexion (BCX), one of South Africa’s leading technology companies, to deliver high performance data centre interconnection (DCI) services for African enterprises.

BCX has offices in six African countries and delivers its managed services offering to customers across the financial, retail, mining, manufacturing, healthcare and government sectors.

The partnership will enable BCX’s enterprise customers across South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Zambia and Tanzania to connect to data centres across the globe seamlessly.

This means that BCX’s enterprise customers can easily connect to a whole range of data centres around the world using Epsilon’s platform Infiny, which has an ecosystem of 220+ data centres.

The Infiny platform makes it simple for BCX’s customers to connect to these data centres with a single relationship, rather than having to manage relationships with all of these separate providers. This makes the whole process seamless, says BCX.

“It is great to expand our relationship with BCX and support its business growth with Infiny. It is an opportunity to serve new and growing demand for global connectivity across Africa,” says Epsilon CEO Michel Robert.

“BCX can rapidly spin-up connections to multiple data centres across continents from a single portal. This also gives their customers the ability to interconnect cloud services and other networks on our network fabric. It is an exciting time to be connecting African businesses and we’re proud to deliver new global reach on-demand,” he says.

With Epsilon’s DCI solution, BCX can connect between its presence at Johannesburg and data centres in Europe, a key market outside of Africa. The platform also offers a range of MEF-certified ethernet services, such as Cloud Connect and Remote Peering, with flexible terms and scalable bandwidth options.

On top of this, BCX has access to Epsilon’s extensive network fabric of 220+ data centres and an ecosystem of cloud providers, internet exchanges and other networks globally. Using a NaaS model, it is simple for BCX to scale their services up or down according to customer demand and business needs.

For BCX’s customers, this new relationship with Epsilon provides new opportunities to extend their reach around the world, BCX says. Previously, BCX customers did not have as many options for connecting to global data centres, however with Infiny, they can gain presence in data centres in new markets, as well as interconnect cloud services and other networks on Epsilon’s network fabric, they say.

“Deploying Infiny gives our customers immediate access to data centres located in key technology and business hubs around the world. Our customers can connect and grow their global presence with on-demand network infrastructure. Infiny has given us the agility in serving our customers’ needs while offering new levels of resilience in our network that has direct impact on our enterprise customers’ services,” says Mervyn Goliath, managing executive of Data Networks at BCX. “We look forward to fully automating our network services with Infiny and benefitting from new levels of performance and visibility.

BCX adds that Infiny users all have this immediate access to data centres located in key technology and business hubs around the world. It is BCX and its customers that did not previously have this access to the same extent. Infiny by Epsilon enables BCX and its customers to gain a whole new ecosystem to access new providers that they did not previously have relationships with.

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