NTT Group’s ICT arm NTT Communications Corporation has signed a partnership with Internet Solutions of South Africa to deliver NTT Com’s Nexcenter data centre service in the African continent.
The deal will enable enterprise customers in Asia, Europe and the United States to expand their business into South Africa via high quality data centre services. In addition, South African enterprise customers heading their business globally will be able to utilise NTT Com's 140+ data centres delivered over 20 countries worldwide.
Pan-African telecommunications services provider Internet Solutions of South Africa is a subsidiary of Dimension Data, which itself is part of NTT Group.
The co-location market in South Africa has recently experienced average growth of 12% per year as a result of increasing demand by government agencies and content service providers. As a result of this partnership, NTT Com and Internet Solutions will launch co-location services in December of this year under the Nexcenter brand at Internet Solutions’ Parklands data centre in Johannesburg. The data centre will deliver globally-standardised Nexcenter service meeting more than 300 standards governing facilities and operations.
The Parklands Data Centre houses approximately 1,900 square metres 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. The facility is built to meet TIA942 Tier 3, SOC2 Type2, Type1 and ISO27001 standards. It is planned 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.
Saki Missaikos, Managing Director of Internet Solutions, said: “Internet Solutions is pleased to join this international network of top-standard data centres. As the first Nexcenter location in Africa, we present attractive service and technological capability to multinational companies looking to expand into the region.”
In addition to continuing to build its own data centres, NTT Com will further expand the geographical availability of Nexcenter through collaboration with its worldwide partners, allowing it to continue supporting its customers’ global business expansion.