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American data storage company, Seagate, will soon extend its cloud storage services to South Africa this September.

The cloud services, which will be hosted at Teraco, in South Africa will be the first [outside the US] of its kind, by Seagate’s cloud storage services, reports Techcentral. The services will be provided courtesy of local partner, Sithabile Technology Services, provider of edge-to-core data backup, archive and recovery management solutions.

“The solution will offer 2PB (2,048TB) of storage at launch, but will expand rapidly from there,” said Peter Blaauw CEO of Sithabile Technology Services. “Comparatively speaking, we are competitive with the [Microsoft] Azures and the Amazons of the world, but we have a bit of a head-start in South Africa because of the time it will take [for competition] to build data centres here.”

The report acknowledges that despite the availability of substitutes, such as Microsoft and Amazon, there’s no company offering full-service cloud storage solution in South Africa at the moment.

Image: Seagate

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