Where did Cloud.co.za come from?

Not everything important that happened in 2010 was to do with soccer. While Bafana Bafana were checking their laces and stretching their hamstrings, those very clever people at Soluslabs came up with the SolusVM Virtual Server Control Panel.

Not that exciting, you might think – especially in comparison with South Korea vs Greece. We, however, thought it was very exciting (we know, we need to get out more). Having been in the business of virtualisation for a while, we got that this control panel completely revolutionised the way virtual servers could be built. Goodbye to all that time-consuming, complicated manual labour. Hello to instant servers, flexible capacity, ultimate control. The virtual server possibilities were, literally, endless.

We had two big things going for us. First, we owned the url virtualservers.co.za – which, you’ll agree, is forward thinking bordering on the clairvoyant. More importantly, though, between us we had enough experience and expertise to know just how to make this great new technology work brilliantly for clients.

In July 2010, we signed up our first customer. By the end of 2013, we had nearly 800 – including being part of projects for brands like Nike, Pick n Pay, PNA and Samsung.

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What makes us different?

We’re pretty sure we’ve been in the CLOUD business longer than anyone else in South Africa so we’ve really got the hang of it by now.

We really do have the expertise to put together any type of hosting or virtualised product (see point one).

We are constantly introducing new services – like cloud backup and cloud CDN (content delivery network).

We own all our own hardware. We don’t lease space on other people’s servers. This gives us absolute quality and security control.

We can confidently host any size application, website or system – just tell us what you need (ditto).

Send in the clouds…

When Cloud.co.za started, no one had even coined the term ‘cloud’ computing. In 2013 we secured cloud.co.za because we could see the enormous potential of true cloud hosting. Since then, we’ve focused on creating even more powerful cloud hosting options for our clients – whether you’re a one person start-up or a global brand.