Press Release | April 16, 2013

Microsoft’s Number One ‘Hosting Partner,’ Global Micro Selects Apprenda to Launch its New Public Platform-as-a-Service

Johannesburg – April 16, 2013 – At Microsoft TechEd South Africa today, Global Micro, a Johannesburg-based managed services firm and the country’s most experienced hosted infrastructure IT provider, has selected Apprenda to power a new public platform-as-a-service offering for its customers. By offering the leading enterprise grade PaaS on the market today, Global Micro can ensure customers in the African and Middle East regions with the strongest Cloud solution available.

Global Micro’s new public PaaS provides enterprises a platform to help build, manage and deploy next generation cloud applications, mission critical to their businesses.


“Our customers’ valuable application portfolios, powered by Apprenda, provide them with the opportunity to maximize productivity of their development teams and increase how quickly they can launch updates and new internal and customer facing products. These result in both financial and time saving benefits,” said J.J. Milner, Managing Director and chief cloud architect for Global Micro Solutions.

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are always identifying new solutions to provide inside of bundled IT offerings. As with many of Apprenda’s MSP partners, Global Micro found that leveraging PaaS adds a competitive advantage to their offerings.   Global Micro’s new PaaS gives the ability to offer its customers a way to scale their massive custom application portfolios, quickly and in a secure cloud environment. MSPs in geographies that have data restrictions and data sovereignty issues find that a hosted virtual PaaS is the smartest way to deliver valuable applications, which gather rich data, that falls under these restrictions.

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“Competitively speaking, Global Micro is putting one foot in the future by running a PaaS to deliver its partner’s custom applications,” said Sinclair Schuller, CEO of Apprenda. “Managed service providers can differentiate themselves by leveraging PaaS to handle data regulations and security concerns associated with adopting cloud. With Apprenda, Global Micro is leveraging our platform’s unique SaaS enablement functionality to build a next generation service for customers to access their applications within their customized IT solutions managed by Global Micro.”

About Global Micro
Global Micro is a Johannesburg-based managed services firm that specialises in providing cloud computing services to small and medium-sized enterprises. The company was formed in 1990 by JJ Milner and a group of highly-skilled, passionate, and tech-savvy entrepreneurs. Today, it is one of most experienced providers of cloud services to businesses in South Africa and beyond. Global Micro has proudly been awarded as Microsoft’s ‘Hosting Partner of the Year’ in South Africa for the last three consecutive years – 2010, 2011 and 2012.