NTT Com partners with Internet Solutions to extend global colocation
Internet Solutions of South Africa, the pan-African telecommunications services provider, which is a subsidiary of NTT Group’s Dimension Data and NTT Communications Corporation, announced that they have concluded a partnership, in order to deliver NTT Com’s Nexcenter datacentre service in the African continent. The partnership was signed in South Africa.
As a result of this partnership, enterprise customers in Asia, Europe and the United States, expanding their business into South Africa will be able to utilise high quality datacentre services, and South African enterprise customers heading their business globally will be able to utilise NTT Com’s over 140 datacentres delivered over 20 countries, regions worldwide.
The colocation 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 colocation services in December of this year under the Nexcenter brand at Internet Solutions’ Parklands datacentre in Johannesburg. The datacentre will deliver globally-standardised Nexcenter service meeting more than 300 standards governing facilities and operations.
The Nexcenter certified Parklands Datacentre is located in the heart of Johannesburg’s main business district, around 30 minutes by car from OR Tambo International Airport. The building houses approximately 1,900 square meters 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, says “Internet Solutions is pleased to join this international network of top-standard datacentres. 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 datacentres, 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.
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimise the information and communications technology ICT environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One VPN network reaching 196 countries and regions, and over 140 secure datacentres worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
Internet Solutions is a pan-African telecoms service provider to public and private sector organisations that has been providing innovative end-to-end telco solutions and related services for more than 20 years. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dimension Data Group and part of NTT, IS leverages its infrastructure and global footprint to support organisations with the rapid deployment of emerging technologies.