The Challenge of OpenStack Dev in Africa

“Do you drive in Nairobi?”

‘Yes, I do,” came the quick reply.

That surprised me, because I won’t drive in the Philippines, where I spend about half of my time. At least they drive on the right-hand side of the road in Manila, unlike in the former British colony of Kenya.

I was talking to Adam Nelson, an American who has set up shop in Nairobi to deliver public cloud services. His company is called Kili ( I wrote a short article about him the other day for Cloud Computing Journal, and branded his firm “The AWS of Africa.” To be sure, Adam would like to expand much more deeply into the potential user base in Kenya, he told me, and extend his service throughout East Africa and the continent.

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