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Telekom Networks Malawi redefines its infrastructure with Managed OpenStack

Learn how TNM took control of its infrastructure by consolidating its diverse systems onto Charmed OpenStack

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Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) is Malawi’s leading telecommunications service provider, operating a network that spans 88% of the country and serves millions of customers. To deliver services on such a large scale, the company relied on many systems spread across different virtualisation and cloud platforms. Over time, this infrastructure ecosystem had grown highly complex, and TNM was facing vendor lock-in challenges from its different proprietary technology providers.

To simplify its operations, TNM decided to centralise onto a single, vendor-agnostic open infrastructure platform that the company could have full control over. Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack quickly emerged as the most cost-effective enterprise-grade solution, and TNM chose to deploy it as a managed service for the fastest time-to-market. The platform now hosts some of the most mission-critical systems that underpin TNM’s success.

“Canonical offered the most attractive licensing model for enterprise OpenStack support. Whereas other vendors wanted us to licence every OS we spun up in our environment, Canonical only charges per node. Particularly in the long term, Canonical’s approach is more cost-effective”.

Macdonald Chamba, Head of Infrastructure and Cloud Services, TNM

Read the case study to learn:

  • Why TNM chose Charmed OpenStack as the foundation for its unified infrastructure strategy
  • How Canonical’s Managed OpenStack service enabled rapid time-to-market despite shortage of in-house expertise
  • How TNM has reduced the cost of running critical components of its operations by migrating them to OpenStack