target audience: TECH SUPPLIER Publication date: Oct 2023 - Document type: Market Note - Doc Document number: # META51296423
BCX Launches Locally Hosted Alibaba Cloud Services in South Africa, Other Countries to Follow
This IDC Market Note discusses the launch of Alibaba Cloud services in South Africa through its local partner BCX. Topics include the implications for BCX and its competitors, and the changing deployment strategies of hyperscale cloud providers entering developing markets such as Sub-Saharan Africa. IDC expects to see an acceleration of in-country cloud deployments across Sub-Saharan Africa, with concomitant investments in skills and local partnerships driving new customer engagements.