Servercore is now in Kenya


Servercore, a global provider of IT infrastructure and cloud services, announced its launch in the Kenyan market today. The new cloud solutions are designed to help businesses grow by providing them with the scalability, flexibility, and security they need to succeed in today’s digital economy. Servercore customers in the region will access cloud and dedicated servers, managed cloud databases, managed Kubernetes, and more. 

Servercore is prioritizing Kenya as a region due to several important reasons:

  • Innovative Tech Landscape: Kenya is one of the most economically advanced countries, renowned for its economic prowess and dynamic innovation in East and Central Africa. Nairobi hosts numerous startups, bolstering Kenya’s reputation as a thriving tech hotspot and innovation hub. 
  • Mobile-Centric Innovation: GeoPoll’s report reveals that Kenya’s mobile penetration surged by 120% by June 2020, surpassing the population by 10%. The surge in smartphone users has fueled substantial expansion within the fintech and Internet banking sectors reflecting Kenya’s dynamic tech revolution. The country is a trendsetter in its pioneering mobile money services, demonstrating an appetite for innovation and digital transformation.
  • Ascending IT Sector: Kenya’s IT sector blooms as an economic powerhouse, boasting a 35% internet penetration and a top-seven African ranking according to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) Economic Survey 2022. The sector’s growth is driven by a skilled workforce, business and government IT demands, and a favorable business environment, fortifying national competitiveness that attracts foreign investments. According to Kenya‚Äôs Market Overview, and trade data, the IT sector is set to account for approximately 7% of the country‚Äôs GDP through IT-enabled services. 

However, the country could benefit from a wider presence of local IT infrastructure providers‚ÄĒ businesses mainly utilize the resources of global providers that do not have a physical presence in the country. 

In 2019, Kenya enacted laws that necessitate data storage within the country’s borders, leading to a demand for local solutions to meet data protection regulations and leverage the advantages of cloud scalability. The Ministry of ICT, Innovation, and Youth Affairs in the Kenya National Digital Masterplan 2022-2032 suggests establishing cloud services for the government and private sectors. Therefore Servercore’s debut in Kenya aligns perfectly with the growing need for locally-based cloud infrastructure. 

Victoria Kleinbort, Country Manager for Kenya at Servercore, emphasizes the immense potential within Kenya’s evolving tech landscape: “With increasing internet penetration, a tech-savvy population, and supportive government policies, Kenya presents immense opportunities for offering robust cloud services. Moreover, Kenya‚Äôs position as East Africa’s gateway and economic hub provides an ideal strategic launching point for Servercore’s product offering. Servercore aims to empower local innovation with tailored IT infrastructure solutions.” 

Servercore‚Äôs Product Offerings for Businesses in Kenya and Africa Include: 

  • Reliable Infrastructure: Dedicated and cloud servers with auto-scaling capabilities ensure stable performance and adaptability to varying workloads.
  • PaaS Solution Ecosystem: Servercore provides a range of PaaS solutions, such as managed cloud databases and managed Kubernetes, ensuring IT infrastructure availability across diverse regions and offering support for the latest versions. 
  • Localized Consultation & Support: The provider has a strong partnership with iColo, a robust Tier III data center in Nairobi. Additionally, Servercore’s local office provides 24/7 technical support to guarantee that its customers‚Äô digital services work without downtime.
  • Optimized Costs and Control: Servercore’s control panel empowers customers to add/reduce resources based on demand. By renting instead of buying infrastructure, businesses can invest more in growth. Solutions can be paid in Kenyan shillings with pricing independent of exchange rate fluctuations. 
  • Data Security: Load balancing, backup options, and basic DDoS protection ensure data redundancy and business continuity.
  • Certified Security Standards: Servercore services are compliant with industry-respected ISO standards and PCI DSS requirements for storing, processing, or transmitting cardholder data. 

“With affordable pricing, robust infrastructure, and comprehensive solutions, Servercore will empower Kenya and African enterprises to realize their digital ambitions. As an international player with a solid technical and product team, Servercore cloud solutions will help local businesses to focus on their core strengths and drive growth while entrusting their IT infrastructure needs to a reliable cloud partner”, said Josephine Kabura, Business development Manager for Kenya at Servecore.

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