Business communication and hosting services provider Paratus Zambia said it will soon announce the opening of its new datacentre in the heart of Lusaka.
According to the company, the new purpose-built facility will enable businesses to store and access their data, at any time (24/7) “in a secure and world class 3-tier equivalent datacentre”.
Paratus Zambia added: “The 1-megawatt (MW) facility will leverage the latest physical and virtual security to ensure the secure storage, protection, and management of data. The datacentre will also offer businesses modern-age cloud computing that will help businesses not only enhance operational efficiencies but help cut IT capital and operating costs that comes with on-premise data storage and management.”
Paratus Zambia MD, Marius van Vuuren said: “We are demonstrating our commitment to deliver the best quality services within an ever-growing and transforming ITC sector. We are raising the bar with our investment in infrastructure and with this ultra-modern facility – because while there are other datacentres, none are of this quality, standard and capacity in Zambia.”
According to van Vuuren, the Paratus Datacentre is not only a much-needed addition to the Zambian ICT sector, but a necessary investment that will help raise the standard and quality of available Tech services in the country.
The company asserts that moving data off-site to a fully secured facility – a datacentre – not only guarantees enhanced processing and protection of data ,but offers redundancies on connectivity, power, cooling and features fire suppression and security capabilities that traditional onsite set ups might struggle with.
“The carrier neutral facility will offer various physical and virtual hosting services as well as opportunities for Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to help provide high-availability, faster performance and security to websites within Zambia and in the region,” the company explained.
Paratus Zambia confirmed the datacentre will be near completion towards the beginning of July 2021.