Internet Solutions has announced that they have concluded a partnership to deliver NTT Com’s Nexcenter data center service to the African continent.
“As a result of this partnership, the enterprise customers in Asia, Europe and the United States, expanding their business into South Africa will be able to utilize high quality data center services, and South African enterprise customers heading their business globally will be able to utilize NTT Com’s over 140 data centers delivered over 20 countries/regions worldwide,” the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
NTT Com and Internet Solutions will launch colocation services in December of this year under the Nexcenter brand at Internet Solutions’ Parklands data center in Johannesburg.The data center will deliver globally-standardized Nexcenter services meeting more than 300 standards governing facilities and operations.
The Parklands Data Center is located in the heart of Johannesburg’s main business district, around 30 minutes by car from O.R. Tambo International Airport. Internet Solutions said that it plans to expand the building through the addition of a new tower wholly designed by the facility standards of Nexcenter to provide 570 high density racks with 2.2 MW power in July 2018.
The building houses approximately 1,900 square meters of server room facilities over four floors, and provides 1.3 MW of standby battery power.
Emergency generators provide power redundancy to a 2N level, and have a fuel capacity that allows for 45 hours of uninterrupted operation.
The air conditioning facilities offer cooling system redundancy to N+1 level, and the building’s network topology incorporates an internet exchange (IX) point, improving routing efficiency and fault tolerance.