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MTN Nigeria Partners With Microsoft, Launches Cloud Data Hosting Solutions
Yinka Olajoyetan, Lagos 
Leading telecommunications and technology enabler, MTN Nigeria has announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to provide advanced data hosting solutions and Microsoft Business Licenses to small and medium enterprises.
In a statement made available to kadecommunicationng on Wednesday, MTN Nigeria said that the development is in line with the company’s commitment to accelerate the digitalisation of businesses, leveraging robust and reliable connectivity, in Nigeria.
The MTN Nigeria statement reads: “This collaboration leverages Microsoft’s Azure Cloud platform to offer customers a comprehensive suite of services, blending flexibility, scalability, and security.
“This includes Virtual Machine (VM) Hosting, which enables the instant generation of virtual machines to address specific workload requirements, and Azure Virtual Desktop, (formerly known as Windows Virtual Desktop).Azure Virtual Desktop brings added value by providing tailored features for enterprise environments and Azure Backup that stands out as a key offering, addressing critical data protection needs in today’s cybersecurity landscape.
“Also included is Microsoft Business Licenses, integrated with Office applications, and offering a range of benefits for businesses. “This comprehensive solution includes efficient employee management for a limitless number of employees, personalised custom business email addresses, a mobile-ready Office suite for seamless productivity on the web and across multiple devices, and a unified communication platform using Microsoft Teams for effective collaboration through chat, calls, and video conferences.”
Commenting on the solutions, Lynda Saint-Nwafor, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, MTN Nigeria, noted, “This collaboration enables organisations of all sizes, from large enterprises to small businesses and public sector organisations, to scale efficiently, optimise infrastructure, and meet performance objectives within budget. In today’s digital era, cloud solutions are not just a luxury but a necessity. Leveraging the resilience and backup strategies of Microsoft Business Licenses and Azure Cloud platform alongside MTN’s infrastructure ensures uninterrupted operations and propels growth for our diverse range of customers.”
“Our partnership with Microsoft seamlessly integrates their services with MTN’s robust infrastructure and reliable data network to handle workload and digital applications, aimed at driving progress and success for all the customer segments we serve,” she added.
“At Microsoft, we believe in driving innovation through strategic partnerships,” stated Ola Williams, Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, and Ghana. “Our collaboration with MTN Nigeria represents our commitment to empowering businesses with scalable and secure cloud solutions that enable growth and resilience in today’s digital economy.”
For more information about the Microsoft Business Licenses and MTN’s data hosting services powered by Microsoft Azure, visit www.mtn.ng
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