NetFoundry and BalanceOn Partner to bring connectivity and cloud solutions to Africa and The Middle East
NetFoundry, the leader of Application-Specific Networking, has announced a new partnership with BalanceOn the specialized Managed Services Provider (MSP) to bring networking and cloud solutions in support of businesses in Africa and the Middle East.
Their focus on providing game-changing, smart connectivity solutions that is instant, simple, secure, cost-sensitive, and performant for their customers to become cloud-native and digital.
BalanceOn says that it has found that many customers face business challenges due to connectivity and connecting distributed apps synonymous with digital transformation – e.g. multi, hybrid and cloud-native apps, internet-distributed apps (IoT) and B2B or connected supply chain. The problem is that while legacy networking is fine for legacy use cases, it was not built to effectively deliver these “agile” applications across “hybrid” topologies. Legacy WAN and internet for distributed apps blocks innovation and the business benefits from a variety of issues including long timelines to implement, proprietory hardware, complex and error-prone architectures, compromised performance, increased ‘attack surfaces’ and risk, incompatible with DevOps and “infrastructure as code” as well as potentially higher than expected costs.
BalanceOn says it is committed to answer their customers’ business needs via their partnership with NetFoundry. The combination of BalanceOn and NetFoundry pairs a leader in the design and delivery of connectivity and managed services with the leader in app-specific, connectivity-as-code. This enables BalanceOn’s existing and future customers to benefit from being able to instantly spin up software-only overlay connectivity on existing Internet access which is cloud-nativehighly secure, and meets enterprise performance requirements by optimising traffic through the NetFoundry fabric which comes via 3 offerings; AnyCloudOn, AnyIoTOn, & AnyBusinessOn.
“BalanceOn immediately saw that changing application paradigm was a great opportunity to develop smart-connectivity services, using NetFoundry, which are compatible to the cloud journeys their customers are taking while enabling these businesses to be highly secure and deliver the enterprise performance their apps require – which can be a challenge in the territories that they operate. Together we are bringing a leap in connectivity, security and technology across the Middle East and Africa” Michael Kochanik, Global Head of Revenue and Alliances at NetFoundry.
“We believe NetFoundry is a game-changing when it comes to how secure network connectivity is built, managed and operated; it is the only technology that can enable the customer to immediately and programmatically put together a complex network which delviers to their business use case across any device, cloud, site or end user across the globe. We are committed to bringing value to our region by bringing this technology to fundamentally change their business for the better” Hani Iskandarani, Managing Director for BalanceOn.