Our Story

Wingu was born out of the desire to have a local cloud platform in South Africa that delivers true self service virtual datacentre technology. Several technology options were considered but we selected OpenStack as the cutting-edge technology to power our platform. We initiated the project during November 2014 and on April 1st, 2015 we made public our first platform, Wingu 1.0. Our platform became the first Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud in Africa, delivering systems and support from the most popular OpenStack player. These certifications give our customers comfort, knowing that our platform is supported by the biggest name in the OpenStack space, with all the benefits of the 3rd party relationships and agreements that comes with the certification.

We took all the lessons we learnt by operating a public OpenStack platform, and in February 2017 we launched our Wingu 2.0 platform. This new platform is a leap forward in terms of design and functionality and provides the perfect platform from where to evolve our services and technologies. Improvements in the underlying design and connectivity has yielded big improvements in performance.

Wingu is part of the XON group of companies, which has a direct investment at holding company level by NEC Corporation of Japan via their European subsidiary. Being part of a strong local company with global ties enables us to deliver top class pre-and post-sales support. The NEC OpenStack portfolio is available to us, giving us a rich set of OpenStack based offerings powered using Wingu and NEC technology. Being a BEE Level 2 certified company enables us to bring local value and local economic development to South Africans.

Wingu is local in every sense. We have use local datacentres, we peer at NAPAfrica, we have pre-and post-sales support here and we charge in local currency. Our billing is not tied to the US Dollar, so the price you see, is the price you pay. Always.