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Cape Town Data Centre (CT1)

Rondebosch, Cape Town

Opened in January 2009, CT1, a 500sqm data centre, was the first of our vendor neutral colocation environments. Located in Rondebosch, CT1 provides data centre colocation and Carrier Hotel services in Cape Town. Clients are guaranteed a 99.999% uptime environment.

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Address: Great Westerford Building, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Telephone: +27 (0) 11 573 2800

GPS Co-ordinates: -33.971200,18.464900

Environment

  • Multiple cooling zones with independent CRAC units
  • Temperature controlled and maintained between 22C and 30C
  • Relative humidity maintained between 40% and 60%
  • Hot aisle containment
  • Data centre positive pressure to ensure a dust-free environment
  • Independent humidity and temperature monitoring in all plenums

Security

  • Comprehensive perimeter and building security, with zones within zones for multiple levels of security
  • Pre-authorisation required for data centre access according to Teracos Access Policy
  • A visitors identity is visually confirmed against a picture on a named user list, with additional biometric confirmation through fingerprint imaging
  • Service areas are physically separated from data centre areas
  • Continuous video surveillance of all zones and cabinets
  • Comprehensive audit logs are maintained on all site access
  • Additional bespoke access policies can be implemented for private cage clients

Physical Infrastructure

  • Cabinets comprise of either 43 or 47U racks
  • An additional 200mm of depth is added per cabinet, making each cabinet 1200mm deep, allowing space for wiring, air flow and access
  • All cabinets have unique locks, ensuring that only approved personnel are able to gain access
  • Perforated front and back doors, allows for 86% air flow
  • Site walls are 600mm thick

Connectivity

  • All major network operators present in the Carrier Hotel
  • There are interconnect cabinets on each row in the colocation area
  • Any point within the data centre can be connected to any other via multiple routes
  • Cabling for single and multimode fibre, Cat 6 UTP or GPO copper, can be arranged
  • All cabling vendors are certified
  • All cabling is managed by structured cabling policies and is implemented by Teraco technicians to guarantee availability

Fire Protection

  • CT1 has pro-active fire monitoring systems and incorporates best practice fire protection and prevention procedures
  • There is multi-zone monitoring within all plenums and the energy centres
  • Diesel generators and tanks are physically separate
  • All monitoring and fire protection equipment is fed via an independant power source

Monitoring

  • Alarms and early warning messages alert technicians on duty
  • All areas have 24x7 intelligent monitoring and video surveillance with integrated motion sensors
  • A unified building monitoring system logs all security and environment data

Power

  • Municipal power feed provides 1MVA to the data centre
  • Resilient diesel backup generators are fuelled to provide 5 days of power boosted by guaranteed diesel delivery should the municipal supply fail
  • Power is cascaded to multiple resilient distribution boards that enable the servicing of multiple zones
  • Fully online UPSs ensure frequency, voltage and surge stability
  • Power Distribution Unit technology is able to manage the power down to socket level within cabinets, in addition to remote management capabilities reducing the need to physically enter the site
  • Power is supplied in 1.1KVA increments, from 1.1KVA per cabinet upwards. Higher power configurations are available
  • Detailed measurement and proactive notification of power usage are effected via a Secure Client Portal

Absolute Focus on Infrastructure, Service and Choice

  • Teracos core business is the provisioning of data centre facilities
  • Colocation facilities are available in managed client areas or a private cage for the clients sole use
  • The client can choose any server hardware or networking equipment
  • Clients have unrestricted choice of network operators or ISPs
  • Routine daily, weekly and monthly maintenance is performed, without interruption to data centre services
  • Remote technician services are available 24/7 (Remote Hands)
  • An open market of interconnectivity is offered via network access points (NAPAfrica)
  • Remote power management is available

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