Node Africa Announces Pop at MBA 1
Posted on 04 Jun 2016 at 11:17:15 by admin
“Relationships Are Valuable”
Phares Kariuki, CEO Node Africa
In 2014, African Business Review rated Phares Kariuki, the second most influential CEO innovating the tech industry in Africa. Fast forward to present day, the 30 year old along with long time associate Brian Muita, CTO Node Africa, haven’t shown any signs of slowing down with January 2016 seeing the incorporation of Node Africa, a VMware managed service provider.
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, the firm to date has a team of 7 of “some of the best developers, some of the best engineers globally”, who’ve driven the company to quickly curve a niche for itself by offering unrivalled expertise to its ever growing client base.
The recently launched company has taken on the role of providing customized cloud solutions to cater to client’s unique needs. A fete accomplished in part by viewing themselves as a hybrid data management company that creates and integrates unique solutions instead of a cloud and Infrastructure Company.
Phares, himself a firm believer in social capital models Nodes’ customer relations approach after Rack Space well known for what he calls “Fanatical support”; approachable and readily available when needed.
With regards to choosing VMware as a partner, he explained that the VMware platform once set up set up allows access in between servers thus making migration between servers seamless with no downtime by “extracting back end networking from the infrastructure.”
Their private cloud solutions ensure data security with “ridiculously” low latency. Node Africa recently became vendors of Microsoft Hyper V for storage of disaster Recovery data primarily geared to clients that already have Hyper V installed.
What’s next? Well among other yet to be announced undertakings, Node plans to launch a hardware back up appliance mainly for larger organizations that need their back up aggregated prior to being pushed onto a cloud server.
On Why us “We chose Icolo because you guys know what you’re doing” he says before further citing trust as a consideration while choosing our Miritini, Mombasa data centre. Their growing customer base creates a need for a flexible and scalable data centre partner capable of meeting their customer requirements.
Node Africa is part of the growing Cloud Service provider industry in Kenya. ITV news Africa projects that South Africa along with Kenya will earn 288.0 million USD in revenue by 2018 up from 114.6 million USD in 2013.
(Cloud computing Set for massive growth in South Africa and Kenya, September 11, 2015, http://bit.ly/1sxovH7)