Africa Data Centres Cape Town

Current size
1,800 square metres
Planned size
6,000 square metres
Current total power
5.5MW
Planned total power
25MW

The state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral SADC Cape Town provide rack space and colocation services to meet the rising demand for cloud-based services in Southern Africa.

SADC Cape Town provides 1,800 square metres of secured rack space with 5.5MW of power.

Connected by the fibre routes of many major carriers, the facilities also host leading internet exchanges independently operated by INX-ZA – enabling connected members in any site to peer quickly and cost effectively with members in other data centres.

Design

Designed to Tier III standards – all systems are concurrently maintainable (N+1).

Mains Power

Mains power is provided via two independent 11 kV feeds from the respective local power utilities.

Backup Power

Backup power is provided by diesel generators, with sufficient fuel storage on site for 4 days autonomy.

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

All systems are fed from dual UPSs powered by lead acid battery banks providing one hour of autonomy.

Dual AC power feeds are provided to all racks within the colocation space, either single phase or three phase.

Cooling Systems

Cooling is provided by closed loop water HVAC systems that require minimal water for humidification only.

The latest expansions use hot aisle containment, achieving Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.5 or better.

Security

Security includes card and biometric access control, centrally monitored alarms and sensors as well as CCTV.

Physical security includes electric fencing, 24 x 7 manned entrances and slab to slab walls for secured areas.

Certification

The South Africa Data Centre sites have ISO27001 certification for information security management.

Specific areas have PCI DSS certification for physical security, and ISAE3401 service assurance certification.

For futher information please contact the team in Cape Town directly

Tel +27 21 815 0000
108 De Waal Road
Elfindale, Diep River
7800
South Africa