Paratus, described as a full-service network spanning the African continent and connecting customers internationally, has launched Namibia’s largest carrier-neutral data centre.
Situated just outside Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek, the Armada data centre campus boasts a high availability hosted environment, with resilience on each infrastructure level, carrier interconnects and extremely low latency.
The new purpose-built facility will enable businesses to host their ICT infrastructure in a secure and world-class Tier III-equivalent data centre, says Paratus, and has been designed to exact and precise standards, leveraging the latest physical and virtual security and the highest possible uptime. The data centre will also offer businesses a colocation environment with a resilient infrastructure environment that minimizes IT the capital expenditure and operating costs associated with ‘on-premise’ data storage and management.
Paratus also points out that, as a carrier-neutral data centre, Armada offers users the ISP resilience that a single carrier data centre cannot. Having connections to multiple carriers backed by critical IT Infrastructure means that even if one carrier has an outage, colocation customers’ connectivity is not interrupted.
The Paratus Armada data centre encourages interconnectivity between multiple telecommunications carriers, allowing multiple service providers to use the facilities and thereby enhance service offerings to colocation clients. This, says Paratus, broadens the appeal of the Armada data centre because it can serve any business – small, medium or enterprise.
Armada also offers an array of add-on services and features such as fully equipped boardrooms, high-quality video conferencing facilities and lightning-fast connections.
Paratus says that the launch of Armada signals Namibia’s readiness to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.