Africa's interconnected digital ecosystem
As leaders in the data centre industry, we work with some of Africa’s most innovative companies across a range of sectors to help them drive digital transformation throughout their business.
From financial services institutions to media houses, our in-house experts understand that no two businesses are alike, and that every industry comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities. With our local market knowledge and IT expertise, we can work with you to develop a tailored solution that meets your unique industry needs.
Our data centres protect and connect the mission-critical digital assets of Africa’s most prestigious banking, insurance and capital markets organisations. With increased complexity, greater regulation and heightened consumer expectations, Africa’s finance community must revamp their IT systems to meet these standards.
By delivering world-class speed, security and reliability in a fully compliant environment, we help them meet both their primary and disaster recovery needs and provide them with the highest, most cost-effective standards of data centre management.
Content delivery networks (CDNs)
CDNs are on the path to making internet access more accessible and affordable in Africa. By deploying their cache servers locally, consumers can access their content locally without straining their internet. This eliminates the cost of expensive regional and submarine connectivity, allowing content to become cheaper and faster.
Our data centres provide the level of uptime and on-site infrastructure that CDNs require to colocate their cache services and deliver cost-effective, low latency local access to content.
Cloud service providers
Our cloud-neutral data centres provide a stable environment from which cloud service providers can provide their range of services to customers, in an “edge” configuration, i.e. closer to their user base than the public cloud. This is critically important for latency-dependent applications, as well as for giving customers the peace of mind and knowledge of where their information is actually being hosted.
Our cloud services partners work with our connectivity partners to build stable connections for cloud platforms hosted in our data centres. The services provided by our cloud partners are:
- Infrastructure as a Service
- Software as a Service
- Disaster Recovery as a Service
- Platform as a Service
With an increasing number of SMEs relying on data to support their operations, the need to remain agile and scalable without disrupting service is essential. Success largely depends on the efficiency and automation of vital business operations such as accounting platforms, ERP systems, HRM systems, mail systems, file servers and more.
Our data centre services enable enterprises and SMEs alike to improve business continuity and disaster recovery planning. We also help you achieve economies of scale by leveraging a shared infrastructure to scale flexibly and securely.
Network & Connectivity
Telecommunication companies have already invested heavily in digital services and infrastructure, such as fibre optic networks, mobile tower networks or mobile money networks, and require strong disaster recovery capabilities. Our data centres ensure carriers’ mission-critical systems are at a safe distance from their core switch centres.
Our Meet Me rooms also serve as neutral meeting points of connection to ISPs and CDNs, while our extensive network of connectivity partners let carriers broaden their service offerings and develop new revenue streams.
The media landscape is changing, with digital media platforms gradually overtaking traditional media. Media houses now grasp that their competitive advantage is based on their ability to archive today’s content for future use as well as being able to deliver video on demand and streaming services. Hosting within our data centres allow media companies to meet their quickly evolving needs, making content readily available to users and also comply fully with industry regulation mandating the retention of broadcast data.