In August 2022, the telecommunications firm Paratus that operates in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia will launch a new data center in Windhoek, Namibia, in collaboration with Armada.
Colocation customers will now have both the freedom of choice and access to infrastructure hosting services. Any client hosting in the space will have the option to select the telecoms company from whom they want to buy services.
Schalk Erasmus, CEO-designate of the Paratus Group and COO, claims that Armada is a one-stop shop enabling companies of all sizes to compete at a world-class level.
99.98% uptime with the new data center in Windhoek Namibia
“With 99.98% uptime and supported by the most cutting-edge technologies, including numerous solar banks, it offers exceptional assurances. The resilience we provide at Armada is unparalleled in Namibia, according to Erasmus.
“To make Armada the most safe, eco-friendly, and effective facility in the nation, we have made significant investments and hired the top designers and engineers. The embodiment of contemporary technology in action is Armada. Armada will effectively give Namibian companies the chance to engage in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR),” he adds.
Benefits of a new data center in Windhoek Namibia to businesses
Businesses will be able to host their ICT infrastructure at the newly constructed facility, which offers round-the-clock access in a secure Tier III comparable DC. Armada was built to exact standards, utilizing cutting-edge physical and virtual security, and ensuring the best uptime.
The DC will also provide companies with a colocation service that hosts clients’ equipment in a resilient infrastructure environment, minimizing IT capital expenditure and operating costs related to on-premises hosting and administration.
Moving ICT equipment to a fully protected facility off-site gives resiliency in connectivity, power, cooling, and features fire suppression and security that conventional onsite setups can find difficult to achieve affordably.
The carrier-neutral facility will provide a range of colocation options, including private cages, multi-tenant rows, and half-cabinets.
The new data center in Windhoek Namibia salient characteristics are:
- Power Capacity of 2 Megawatts (Phase 2)
- Devoted generators, per A&B stream, enabling total resilience and 72-hour fuel autonomy
- Inter-resilient CRAC cooling units and Cold Aisle Containment at N+1
- A&B utility power supply variety (Phase 2)
- Separate utility UPS to ensure electrical independence – Fully inter-resilient 500 kVA UPSs per feed (A&B) – Diverse power feed design from utility to cabinet level
- Each cabinet has two UPS feeds that can deliver up to 3.3kVA
- Access to towers across a variety of infrastructure, from fiber to microwave, as well as multiple, different carrier routes with separate Meet-Me Rooms (A&B)
- Access to Paratus’ backbone network, which connects international clients to its data centers in Zambia and Angola
- Direct connection to the Swakopmund CLS and the new Equiano cable
“With Armada, we are lifting the standard once further. Paratus has two DCs in Angola and one in Zambia. This is consistent with the fundamental goal of our organization, which is to transform Africa through world-class digital infrastructure. We’re ‘unlimiting’ the future, argues Erasmus.
The top network in Africa is called Paratus. Future-focused, the group’s infrastructure investment demonstrates its long-term commitment to transforming Africa through first-rate digital infrastructure and customer service. Angola, Botswana, the DRC, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia are the seven African nations where Paratus is handled by a dedicated and experienced operational team.
The company’s expanded network offers a satellite connectivity-focused service to a large number of customer satellite connections across Africa in more than 35 African nations. This provides end-to-end service excellence while connecting African enterprises across the continent. The group has international (points of presence) PoPs in Europe, the UK, and the USA in addition to its reach in Africa.
Born and raised in Africa, Paratus is expanding its presence to provide Africa’s high-quality network while thinking large. Paratus is dedicated to increasing the bar for delivering high-quality connections in Africa because it recognizes the distinctive opportunities that Africa presents for companies and individuals to break down barriers and connect without restrictions.