The Paratus Group will open a new data centre in Lusaka, Zambia, that will provide colocation services, high-quality connectivity for local and foreign companies, as well as a sophisticated spectrum of digital and aligned services.
Paratus Zambia is assisting local and international businesses in the region to perform at a new and limitless level with the opening of the new centre on October 1st. Customers can rent space within the data center for their equipment and servers through the data center’s colocation services. Dedicated, shared, caged, and private apartment options are among the possibilities available to businesses.
The advantages of using colocation services include unlimited 24/7 physical access to equipment and the facility, as well as the Paratus Zambia DC team’s remote hand’s service, which allows the DC team to perform any immediate functions on the customer’s behalf if the customer is unable to physically make it to the facility.
In terms of overall maintenance, the data center is built to be as resilient as possible to allow for concurrent repair. It also has redundant systems for power, cooling, and connectivity, with each system running on a primary and alternate system to achieve this. This essentially implies that they all work at the same time to provide maximum availability and that the customer’s systems are always available.
If a company’s vital equipment and systems lose connectivity or power, it can result in a loss of productivity and other far-reaching consequences, such as a loss of business. Moving offsite and transferring to one of Paratus’ data centers has the advantage of ensuring ongoing power and connectivity. It has a 1-megawatt power capacity and two dedicated generators, ensuring that power is available at all times.
New data centre in Lusaka features
Each data hall has redundant connectivity, and each cabinet has two UPS feeds capable of delivering up to 3.5kVA. UPS systems are helpful because they enable backup power to be activated in the event of a utility power loss. Having a dual UPS feed, on the other hand, is more advantageous because it implies that two different sets of these components are constantly running separately, so if one fails, the other instantly takes over.
Despite the fact that Paratus has its own resilient 100-gigabit fiber network connecting the data center to the rest of the world, this facility is carrier neutral. This implies the client has more connectivity alternatives and the freedom to connect to the facility through a solution partner of their choosing.
This data center was supposed to open in July, but it was postponed due to regional restrictions and an increase in Covid infections in the SADC region. “With the slight delay in opening our data centre, we now have the opportunity and time to rigorously test all of our systems and give our customers extra assurance that we are providing them with the best hosting environment in the country,” Marius van Vuuren, managing director of Paratus Zambia, said.
The data center is scheduled to open on October 1, 2021. This is a fantastic milestone for Paratus and Zambia, and we hope that many people will be able to participate in the exciting festivities on the day.
Takeaways to new data centre in Lusaka
In their effort to build a new data centre in Lusaka, we believe Zambia is assisting local and international businesses in the region to perform at a new and limitless level with the opening of the new centre on October 1st. Customers can rent space within the data center for their equipment and servers through the company’s colocation services. The customer service team can perform any immediate functions on the customer’s behalf if the customer is unable to physically make it to the facility. The data center is built to be as resilient as possible to allow for concurrent repair.