Raxio Tanzania to be commissioned in 2024

Raxio Tanzania is the country’s first carrier-neutral Tier III data centre facility and will serve as an enabler of International IP transit for the East African’s country landlocked neighbours.

Location

Dar es Salaam with proximity to the Central Business District

Core

Tier III Standard
Multi-mega watt capacity
2 – 21 kW per rack

Industries

Telcoms
Financial Services
Enterprise
ISPs
CDNs

As the second largest economy in the EAC, with an estimated population of roughly 60M and 86% mobile penetration in 2020 , Tanzania is one of the biggest consumer markets in the region.

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TZ1 Data Centre key specifications

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Our 24×7 facility is ideally located along key fibre routes, delivering best-in-class colocation, cross-connect, fibre and IT infrastructure services. Raxio Tanzania can house up to 800 racks and deliver 6MW of IT power. The site offers full redundancy with concurrent maintainability and seven layers of physical security.

4,000

Square Metres

06

Mega Watts

Compliance

Tier III certified

Solutions

Colocation
Cross connection
Remote hands

Location

  • The data centre is located in Dar es Salaam
  • Along major fibre routes
  • Approximately 30 Minutes away from Central Business District

Building Overview

  • Purpose build facility from the ground up
  • Long term leasehold
  • 54U 600x1200mm racks
  • Scalable to Double Floor
  • 4,000m2 of white space
  • Flexible IT space with the ability to create bespoke environments as required

Main Structural Features

  • Administration block and ancillary buildings are traditional construction
  • The data hall and MEP rooms are steel frames with concrete floors with vertical steel plate wall
  • 5.6m slab-to-slab height
  • Floor loading 15kN/m2

Power Supply

  • 33kV utility supply directly fed from the nearest Substation

Redundancy

  • 2N power redundancy from MV Transformer, Generator, UPS, Busbar to Rack PDU
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas

Fuel Backup Storage

  • On-site fuel storage to support 72 hours at full capacity with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
  • 7 min UPS autonomy

Cooling System

  • 6MW of installed cooling provision initially
    Minimum N+1 resilience on all systems

Humidity Control

  • Humidity in technical space is controlled within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9

Energy Efficiency

  • Energy efficient indirect adiabatic cooling
  • Environmental Sustainable with PuE of 1.3

Carrier Neutral

  • Carrier neutral with 11 connectivity providers terminating fibre to the facility

Network Dense

  • With access to multiple global and regional carriers and Internet service providers offering
  • Dark Fibre, IP Transit, Peering, CDN, Storage, Virtualised Services (SDN), Voice and Mobile Services

Cloud Services

  • Access to multiple cloud services through leading public, private and hybrid cloud solution providers

Diversity

  • 2 dedicated Meet Me Rooms
  • 2 diverse fibre intake points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Onsite Tower Mast
  • Onsite Satellite Earth Station

24x7x365 Manned Guards

  • Operations Centre manned 24x7x365
  • Security guard patrols 24x7x365
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365

Intruder Detection Systems

  • Continuous CCTV surveillance of external and internal areas
  • Comprehensive intruder detection and alarms to all areas
  • 2.4m boundary wall with razor wire
  • Road blocker at the site entrance
  • Access control using proximity card readers and biometric readers

Fire Detection & Suppression

  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • Aspirated early warning smoke detection system VESDA (monitored 24x7x365)
  • Gas suppression system protects data hall and all technical areas

Core services

Set to commence operations in 2024, Raxio Tanzania will offer its customers an optimized environment for their IT equipment in a state of the art, “metro-edge” facility, fully equipped with industry best in technology, security, AC/DC power compatibility and redundancy. Once commissioned, Raxio Tanzania will deliver much needed colocation capacity to local, regional and international enterprises, cross connection services with local and international carriers and a series of value-added services.

colocation

About

Our carrier-neutral data centre is purpose-built and certified to Uptime’s Tier III standard, and offers 99.9% uptime by using best-in-class equipment.

The facility offers customers high-spec, secure colocation environments with capacity to scale quickly in line with demand and hold all mission-critical IT infrastructure in a 24/7 redundant environment.

Carrier neutral

Allowing customers to interconnect and choose from a diverse range of carriers.

Tier III standards

To ensure a 24/7, concurrently maintainable and redundant environment with no single points of failure.

Pre-engineered design

Phased capacity rollout to meet current and future customer demands, with the ability to grow within the facility as needs require.

PUE

Design PUE ratio of 1.3.

Cooling

Energy-efficient indirect adiabatic cooling technology with hot aisle containment.

Power distribution

Power distribution via redundant overhead tap-offs fed by busbars.

Power density

Able to accommodate racks from 1 kW up to 21 kW per rack.

Racks

Racks Standard 600 x 1200mm racks up to 55U. Custom solutions available.

Monitoring

24/7 NOC to ensure optimal performance and prompt troubleshooting.

Security

24/7 CCTV monitoring in addition to onsite security. Up to 7 layers of physical security between the entrance and the servers.

Cross connect

About

Our cross-connect cable services allow you to make quick, easy and direct connections to carriers, enterprises, content distributors, and cloud service providers. With dedicated CAT5/6 and fibre, we enable you to maximise connectivity and scale your business as quickly as possible. Our facility offers diverse Meet Me rooms to extend redundancy in connectivity and ensure maximal uptime.

Active & dark fibre

About

Our hosted carriers provide you with active fibre services carrying high SLA thanks to the diverse and redundant paths of connectivity to our data centres. For customers who have the capability to provide their own active equipment, we can also facilitate dark fibre networks to enable full control over services, capacity and routing.

Remote hands support

About

Our team of trained engineers operate on a 24/7 basis to provide technical support whenever you need it. This ensures your services will run smoothly from anywhere in the world.

Security services & caging

About

With advanced 24/7 security controls such as CCTV and on-site security, we can give our customers peace of mind and guarantee that their critical assets stay protected. Thanks to a variety of authentication and monitoring systems and physical caging, we ensure the highest levels of security.

Customer space

About

We offer private workspaces to help our customers work from our data centre. These spaces include hot desks, meeting rooms, and a large boardroom with a capacity of 12 people.

Lift & shift

About

Our team of professionals eliminate the hassle and risk of migrating your equipment to our data centres by handling the moving process themselves; helping to reduce the downtime and complexity of setting up IT infrastructure.

Access to third-party services

About

Raxio is an enabler for doing business within its data centres. Our customers will have unparalleled access to third-party services provided by other customers within the facilities such as:

  • Connectivity services
  • Cloud compute services such as:
    • Software as a service
    • Infrastructure as a service
    • Platform as a service
    • Back up storage
  • Disaster recovery
  • Cyber security
  • Content Distribution

The vision

Raxio Data Centre is an carrier-grade data centre coming soon to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The data centre will offer its customers an optimized environment for their IT equipment in a state-of-the-art “metro-edge” facility. When it opens in 2025, the facility will be fully equipped with industry-leading technology solutions that will ensure full redundancy and maximized uptime as well as optimize power consumption and energy efficiency.

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3rd Floor, OFIVE Plaza
Plot No. 1046, Haile Selassie Road, Masaki
P.O. Box 80512
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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