Ms Michele McCann – Head of Interconnection & Peering, Teraco Data Environments, South Africa

Cloud investment into Africa has increased sharply as the continent sees the establishment of its first cloud regions. Through extensive investment by multiple international operators, cloud strategies are now becoming a key element within every enterprise’s infrastructure investment. Teraco, Africa’s largest and most interconnected vendor neutral data centre, says its African cloud exchange, located in the Johannesburg and Cape Town data centre facilities, will ensure a low risk, direct entry point for clients wishing to connect to local and global cloud providers. This ‘on-ramp’ is a vital, secure connection service housed within data centres such as Teraco and provides direct connectivity to a host of cloud providers.

Michele McCann is the Head of Interconnection and Peering at Teraco and NAPAfrica. She is a key member of the Teraco team that has developed and grown the NAPAfrica Internet Exchange to the largest IXP in Africa, and Teraco the first neutral colocation facility in Africa, focused on servicing sub-Saharan Africa.  Michele has a passion for peering, content and carrier aggregation in Africa and has a key understanding of the opportunities and challenges within the African market as well as experience with diversification for a global market.    Prior to Teraco McCann served as Commercial Director at Arc Telecoms. Her role included development of new infrastructures focusing on delivering ISP products and services to the market.  Currently a key strategic focus for her is on relationship development with new and existing Teraco carriers and content providers in order to grow future opportunities locally and internationally.