The South African market in particular is awash with cloud computing services due to the ongoing demand from users. The cloud companies offer these resources as a pay-as-you-go service. Based on the resource being provided, the services can be classified into three main groups as follows:
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
With IaaS, virtualized infrastructure is provided to and managed for companies, organizations, or businesses by cloud providers. The infrastructure can include disc storage, data center space, servers, computing power, and connectivity. Some of the most common IaaS offerings are cloud backup, disaster recovery, internal networking, web hosting, and cloud monitoring.
Among the top cloud companies in South Africa in 2019 providing IaaS are
- Truehost Cloud,
- Register domains,
- Xneelo, and
- Vox telecom.
Platform as a service (PaaS) provided by top cloud companies
When it comes to PaaS, cloud providers enable you to develop and test your own applications using their operating system (OS) and other development tools. You get to install and host data sets and business analytics apps using the platform provided.
The top South African PaaS cloud companies in 2019 include
- Oracle South Africa,
- Siatik systems,
- IndigoCube and
- Fujitsu Cloud Solutions.
Software as a service (SaaS)
SaaS builds on both IaaS and PaaS. You get an entire software suite delivered through the internet. That means you don’t need to download and install an application on your device. As long as you have the internet, you can access the software anywhere and from almost any device.
Top SaaS cloud companies in South Africa in 2019.
- Dimension Data
- EOH Cloud Services
- Libryo, and
There you have it, Top cloud companies in South Africa in 2021.