The Uptime Institute and the Global Data Centre Authority, have recently awarded Business Connexion its 2nd Tier IV datacentre certification for the New Road Data Centre 2 (NDC2), based on the design of the facility.
The Groups first Tier IV Data certification for the New Road Data Centre 1 (NDC1) was attained in May 2009.
This is the highest-level rating in Uptime’s ranking system and will ensure that the Midrand New Road Data Centres (NDC’s) keeps critical systems operating in the event of planned or unplanned site infrastructure outages.
Jacques Loubser, General Manager for Cloud Infrastructure Services at Business Connexion says, the Tier IV facility certification is emblematic of the increased interest in consistently and rigorously building new data centers that meet the Tier design specifications set by the Uptime Insitute.
“The conversation around the ‘next generation’ of data centres has not diminished, but these will have to be designed differently as demand continues to increase for operational effeciencies, sustainability and cost competitiveness. We are proud to be setting the design standards for commercial data centres across Africa.”
A leader in providng data centre services, Business Connexion owns seven data centres and manages 52 centres centres on behalf of its clients across the continent.
“Data protection and the security of our client’s data is our number one priority and the Tier IV certification is a firm affirmation of our continued efforts in ensuring we provide the highest possible standards when delivering solutions for our clients,” comments Benjamin Mopathlane, CEO of Business Connexion.
The Tier IV certification is founded on the capability to detect and isolate a fault within a facility’s critical systems while sustaining the critical load and without any impact to the delivery of power and cooling.
Furthermore, it confirms that its mechanical and electrical infrastructure has the highest level of redundancy possible. It further ensures that every component of Business Connexion’s infrastructure has the resilience necessary to keep its facilities fully operational in the event there is a major power systems failure, or if the systems need to be taken out of production for planned maintenance activities.
Jacques Loubser, Business Connexion Cloud Infrastructure Services GM