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Africa Data Centres offers a range of colocation services to support your data, applications and back-end systems. Our scalable and secure services are ready to meet all your current business needs and in the digital future.

Africa Data Centres is not just a state-of-the-art carrier and cloud neutral colocation provider. Our facilities are home to an increasing number of large local and global enterprises. Within this rich eco-system we can offer a wide-range of digital ecosystems for cloud, content, security, storage and financial services. Our colocation services are made up of the following components:

White Space

The White Space Capacity of the rack footprint in kilowatt (kW) consists of the physical space and the infrastructure to power and cool the IT equipment to be placed in the rack.

White space capacity is sold as a Monthly Recurring Cost (MRC) and also includes a once off Non-Recurring Cost (NRC) that covers project initialisation and management.

We offer standard increments of 1 and 2 kW for a half rack and 2 to 8 kW for a full rack. Higher densities can be offered.

Rack Hardware

The Rack Hardware consists of a full or a half aluminium framed server rack. A full rack is 43/42 units (U) high, 600 mm wide and 1200 mm deep with perforated front and rear doors, dual upright mounts and multiple cable trays. Half racks are 20 U high, 600 mm wide and 1200 mm deep.

Racks come with many customisable features and Power Distribution Unit (PDU) options. Rack hardware is billed as a MRC with a small NRC. A customer may also choose to purchase the rack hardware outright.

Energy Use

Energy consumed by your IT equipment can be billed in one of two ways:

Bundled Energy: In a Bundled Energy Model the entire 100% of the energy capacity subscribed to is billed monthly in advance with the monthly recurring cost of the rack hardware and white space capacity.

Metered Energy: In a Metered Energy Model the energy consumed per rack PDU is metered and billed separately at the sites’ energy utilisation rate.