Gitex Africa: Orange Maroc and Amazon Web Services seal a strategic partnership agreement

Gitex Africa: Orange Maroc and Amazon Web Services seal a strategic partnership agreement
Gitex Africa: Orange Maroc and Amazon Web Services seal a strategic partnership agreement

Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 10:30

Marrakech – Orange Morocco and the world leader in Cloud Computing services Amazon Web Services (AWS) signed, Wednesday in Marrakech, a strategic partnership agreement on the sidelines of Gitex Africa, which continues in the Ocher City until May 31.

Initialed by Amir Rao, director of Telco Product Management, EC2 Edge Services at AWS, and Hendrik Kasteel, general manager of Orange Maroc, this partnership agreement mainly concerns territoriality and data security.

It aims to support the dynamics of the territorial Cloud market in Morocco, a growing sector which is among the most dynamic markets on the continent, with a forecast of significant annual growth bringing the economic weight of the sector to 7 billion dirhams at the end of the year. horizon 2027.

This collaboration, the first of its kind in Morocco and North Africa, will also accelerate the development of the financial, health and augmented and virtual reality sectors.

It will also strengthen the local digital ecosystem, fostering innovation and supporting the growth of emerging businesses and start-ups through simplified access to Cloud resources and development tools.

Morocco is a dynamic market where digital transformation is progressing at high speed, affirmed on this occasion Mr. Kasteel, affirming that Orange Morocco, as an actor committed to supporting the digital transformation of the Kingdom, is proud to join forces with global leader in Cloud solutions, Amazon Web Services.

This collaboration promises to open up new opportunities for innovation and growth for both the public and private sectors, he insisted.

For his part, the vice-president of Orange Maroc, Brahim Sbai, described this partnership as an extraordinary opportunity to support Morocco in its vision of digitalization, both in the public and private sectors.

Emphasizing the importance of the service dimension of this collaboration, Mr. Sbai added that it is also an opportunity to help companies migrate their client applications to a local and secure cloud.

Furthermore, migrating to the cloud will also allow businesses and public administrations to reduce IT infrastructure costs and improve operational efficiency.

Through this unprecedented agreement with the global giant, Orange Morocco, which aims to support the growth of the territorial Cloud market, is part of Morocco’s desire to become a reference Technology Hub in Africa and is fully committed to guarantee companies the security, compliance and control of their data.

This commitment results in a physical presence of AWS services within Orange Morocco Datacenters, which offers several key advantages, including Ultra-Low Latency. Indeed, AWS Wavelength integrates AWS compute and storage services directly into telecommunications networks at the edge.

This allows developers to create applications requiring ultra-low latency, deploying them closer to end users, improving the performance of mission-critical applications.

It is also about Data Residency, ensuring that data remains located in Morocco, the partnership ensuring compliance with local legislation regarding data residency, which reinforces legal certainty under Moroccan laws and establishes a reliable digital ecosystem.

Among the advantages is also the Complete Cloud ecosystem, given that Orange Morocco brings the entire AWS ecosystem to Morocco, offering public administrations and local businesses access to a large catalog of AWS services.

These services cover various areas such as computing, storage, databases, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things (IoT), among others.

It also involves local billing in Dirhams, with AWS services provided by Orange Morocco being billed in Moroccan dirhams, thus simplifying cost management and offering a convenient local billing solution.

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