Kholiwe Makhohliso, Country Leader Oracle South Africa

In a major push to further drive digital transformation and encourage the adoption of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions, Oracle today hosted thousands of customers and partners at digital day events simultaneously in 25 African countries.

“Africa is a priority market for Oracle and we are committed to support Africa’s Industry 4.0 preparedness with our latest Cloud solutions,” said Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Senior Vice President – Tech, Middle East and Africa. “With total cloud revenues, including IaaS reaching $1.2 billion in Q3 2017 fiscal, Oracle is well positioned to support Africa’s digital transformation revolution that will act as a catalyst for social and economic growth.”

From Burkina Faso to Zimbabwe, and from Kenya to Madagascar, Oracle experts fanned out across the continent to showcase how the industry’s broadest array of Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings can help businesses achieve unmatched value and performance. During the event, Oracle experts also interacted with Africa’s fast growing developer community through an engaging twitter chat that lasted nearly two hours.

“As cloud adoption continues to increase in Africa, organisations are now looking to transition several of their business functions to the cloud for maximum ROI,” said Cherian Varghese, Cluster Leader – Africa, Oracle.  “The Oracle digital day event was an opportunity for us to present our Gen 2 IaaS solutions that enable organisations to run any workload at any time, while innovative migration tools pave the way by simplifying how organizations migrate on-premise workloads to the cloud.”

Oracle Cloud IaaS offers a set of core capabilities, such as elastic compute, storage, networking, bare metal, migration tools, and container that helps businesses quickly increase value and performance.

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