Neotel to launch second data centre

16 August 2010

Following on significant demand for local converged telecoms operator Neotel’s managed hosting services, the company has decided to launch a second Tier 3 data centre in Cape Town.

The new data centre builds on the company’s strength in providing outsourced hosting services, managed services and hosted applications that have already generated interest from several large enterprises.

“We have already reached 100% utilisation of the first phase of our data centre in Midrand while the second expansion phase is already 50% subscribed,” Neotel communications head Wandile Zote said in a statement last month.

“With the opening of a second Data Centre in Cape Town, businesses in Cape Town now have the opportunity to make use of our facilities while unlocking the opportunity for businesses to host both their production and business continuity sites.”

Fresh new approach

Neotel says its data centres are an example of a fresh new approach in the South African market – they are modular in design, with high energy efficient technologies allowing the highest data centre cooling density. Improved cooling techniques will further limit excess power utilisation.

By hosting at these centres, the company says customers will not only reduce their risk of hikes in operational costs due to potential price increases for energy but more importantly reduce their carbon footprints.

“Our clients recognise Neotel’s professionalism and data centre expertise which focuses strongly on proactive management and maintenance to ensure unmatched uptime and reliability,” said Zote.

Managed hosting services

The data centre is home to a number of managed hosting and virtual hosting services, including managed storage and backup, virtual firewall and server virtualisation services.

“Through these services we manage the hosting of a client’s business platforms and application servers whilst leveraging off Neotel’s significant economies of scale,” said Zote, adding that the data centres provide the flexibility of choosing from hosting floor space to racks to platforms.

“We meet clients half way, extending competitive pricing to ensure the service offered is market related and gives fair value – particularly in today’s tough times,” he said.

Neotel’s first data centre was launched in June 2009 at the Neotel premises in Midrand, Johannesburg.

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