RSAWebAcquires New Data Centre to Accommodate Increased Demand for Cloud
Internet service provider RSAWeb last week announced the acquisition of their
second Data Centre facility, located in Cape Town, South Africa. The new
facility was strategically purchased to accommodate increased demand for
Cloud Hosting services.
"We are exceedingly proud to announce the acquisition of our new Data
Centre," commented RSAWEB Managing Director Rob Gilmour. "The acquisition
was strategically made in light of increased demand for Cloud services.
South African businesses are starting to take note of the advantages of
Cloud hosting as opposed to traditional hosting models like in-sourced Data
Centres and dedicated servers." Gilmour also cites the noted increase in
innovative technology companies and community-driven digital bodies such as
Silicon Cape as factors driving the growth of Cloud in Cape Town.
Earlier this year RSAWeb introduced South Africa's first true Cloud Server
product, offering consumers needing to host locally a Cloud hosting
experience only available through overseas Cloud giants such as Rackspace
and Amazon. To date, over two thousand Cloud servers have been provisioned
on the RSAWeb Cloud, all featuring 'servers in seconds' deployment, giving
immediate availability to resources.
Gilmour adds that one of the most significant aspects of the newly acquired
Data Centre is the ability to enable dual Data Centre redundancy: "The
geographic location of the new facility in relation to our flagship Data
Centre in Cape Town is a huge competitive advantage. Both Data Centres are
directly connected by fibre links - enabling us to replicate data and
provide unparalleled redundancy for mission-critical hosting solutions.
Further redundancy is added as both Data Centres operate on separate Eskom
power grids, and are connected via separate Telkom exchanges." The new
facility also boasts high-speed fibre links to Telkom, Neotel and RSAWeb's
own fibre network.
Looking to the future, RSAWEB has Johannesburg in their sights for future
acquisitions: "As has been the case historically, our strategy going forward
is to build and own our own Data Centres. We are currently looking for
suitable acquisitions in Johannesburg..." concludes Gilmour. The new Cape Town Data Centre is set to come online in late December 2010.