Paratus, a leading provider of quality business communication and hosting services is opening a new state-of-the-art data center in the heart of Lusaka. Thanks to cloud computing, this data center not only offers state-of-the-art services to Zambia-based businesses, but also to multinationals that operate in Zambia. Business owners of international companies are assured of safe storage and access to their most valuable asset: their data.
Paratus Zambia MD, Marius van Vuuren says: “Through our investment in infrastructure, we are demonstrating our commitment to deliver the best quality services across SADC. While there are other data centers in Zambia, they are not of this quality, standard and capacity. Multinationals will be given peace of mind knowing their data will be utterly secure at all times in such a world class facility.”
As a multinational, considering the off-site move to a data center may seem like an immense task. However, the long -term benefits of hosting at Paratus Zambia’s data center are unlimited. Moving data off-site to a fully secured facility not only guarantees enhanced processing and protection of data, but offers redundancies on connectivity, power, cooling and features fire suppression and security capabilities with which traditional onsite setups could struggle. The carrier neutral facility will offer various physical and virtual hosting services as well as opportunities for Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to help provide high-availability, faster performance, and security to websites within Zambia and in the region.
The 1-megawatt (MW) facility will leverage the latest physical and virtual security to ensure the secure storage, protection, and management of data and help cut IT capital and operating costs that comes with on premise data storage and management. Here are just a few indications of power reliability and resilience which this carrier-neutral facility will offer:
· 1-Megawatt Power Capacity
· Redundant A&B power feeds
· 2 dedicated Diesel Generators – one per feed for comprehensive resilience delivering a total of 1 MW including 72-hours of fuel autonomy
· Diverse Power Feed design throughout
· Fully resilient modular 500 kVA UPSs per feed (A&B) dedicated to the Data Centre only
· Separate utilities UPS to ensure electrical autonomy
· Lightning protection system across all buildings and engineering facilities
· Dual UPS feeds per cabinet to deliver up to 3.5kVA
The data center will be completed end August 2021. One can contact Paratus directly to arrange for a walk-through tour of the facility to get first-hand information of what solutions are available to suit your business needs. If you are based out of the country, you will be able to view the virtual walk-through tour.
Please contact the Paratus sales team on 0260 211 262 698 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your guided tour.
An important consideration is that Paratus Zambia offers businesses the opportunity to safely save copies of their data across different Paratus Group data centers. This mitigates against potential blackouts and any geopolitical risks which may occur, offering further round-the-clock security. “The Paratus data center is a milestone for Zambia and surrounding countries and marks the dawn of a new technological era for Zambian business”, adds Van Vuuren. “Any future-proof businesses should not entrust all their data and essential systems with one provider. They need greater diversity to spread risk and ensure business continuity and that is where we come in. It is time to think big about data and be part of Zambia’s quality network.”