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Japanese telco giant opens new data center in Johannesburg

30 Nov 17

Japanese telecommunications giant NTT Communications has announced that it had teamed up with Internet Solutions of South Africa to launch a new data center in Johannesburg.

The Nexcenter "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.

The building houses approximately 1,900 square meters in server room over four floors, and provides 1.3 MW of standby battery power.

Emergency generators provide power redundancy to a 2N level, and the facility has 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.

Saki Missaikos, managing director of Internet Solutions, says "Internet Solutions is pleased to join this international network of top-standard data centers.”

“As the first Nexcenter location in Africa, we present attractive service and technological capability to multinational companies looking to expand into the region."

The facility is built to meet TIA942 Tier 3, SOC2 Type2, Type1 and ISO27001 standards.

The two companies plan 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.

According to NTT Com, the colocation market in South Africa recently experienced growth at 12% per year as a result of increasing demand by government agencies and content service providers.

To support this incrasing market, NTT Com and Internet Solutions will launch colocation services this year under the Nexcenter brand at Internet Solutions' Parklands data center in Johannesburg.

NTT Com currently has over 140 data centers located in over 20 regions around the world. Going forward, NTT Com will further expand the geographical availability of Nexcenter through collaboration with its worldwide partners.

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