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Paratus Zambia opens new datacentre in Lusaka

The company says the centre will offer state-of-the-art services to Zambia-based businesses, but also to multinationals that operate in the country.

In April the company confirmed its intention to open up the resource, adding that the 1-megawatt (MW) facility will leverage the latest physical and virtual security to ensure the secure storage, protection, and management of data.

Paratus Zambia MD, Marius van Vuuren says: “Through our investment in infrastructure, we are demonstrating our commitment to deliver the best quality services across SADC. While there are other datacentres in Zambia, they are not of this quality, standard and capacity. Multinationals will be given peace of mind knowing their data will be utterly secure at all times in such a world-class facility.”

As a multinational, considering the off-site move to a datacentre may seem like an immense task, but according to Paratus Zambia, moving data off-site to a fully secured facility not only guarantees enhanced processing and protection of data, but offers redundancies on connectivity, power, cooling and features fire suppression and security capabilities with which traditional onsite setups could struggle.

The carrier neutral facility will offer various physical and virtual hosting services as well as opportunities for Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to help provide high-availability, faster performance, and security to websites within Zambia and in the region.

“The Paratus datacentre is a milestone for Zambia and surrounding countries and marks the dawn of a new technological era for Zambian business”, adds Van Vuuren. “Any future-proof businesses should not entrust all their data and essential systems with one provider. They need greater diversity to spread risk and ensure business continuity and that is where we come in. It is time to think big about data and be part of Zambia’s quality network.”

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