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ADC, TechAccess tie-up to deploy DCIM solution

The Africa Data Centres campus in Midrand.
The Africa Data Centres campus in Midrand.

Africa Data Centres (ADC) has partnered with TechAccess to deploy a Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution that will be used to manage all of the IT equipment and supporting infrastructure housed within its facilities.

TechAccess will act as the solutions integrator for the project and will work with software and hardware providers EkkoSense and Assetspire.

In a statement today, ADC says, as the solutions integrator for the project, TechAccess is responsible for the software, hardware, integrations, project management, professional services and other project deliverables that make up the DCIM platform.

“These will come from two vendors: data centre optimisation software from EkkoSense, and an asset management platform from Assetspire. The solution will be deployed in Africa Data Centres' two sites in Johannesburg, and its facilities in Cape Town, Nairobi and Lagos,” says the Cassava Technologies-owned ADC.

Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, comments: "This will assist Africa Data Centres and its partners to gain critical insights into their operations, with direct and instant access to real-time data at the click of a button. When combined with analytics, these insights will enable our customers to realise a wide range of savings in terms of time, money and increased productivity."

Jaxon Martin, TechAccess CTO, says: "We aim to deliver next-generation DCIM together with our partners Assetspire and EkkoSense, through innovative and industry-leading analytics and machine learning, giving our customers, such Africa Data Centres, a true competitive edge.

"We are delighted to be working with Africa Data Centres in implementing a DCIM solution that delivers exceptional insight into their assets and operations."

For EkkoSense's CEO, Dean Boyle, across the industry, leading data centre operators such as Africa Data Centres are ‘under pressure to deliver escalating digital workloads while cutting energy usage and securing carbon savings at the same time’.

He says: "To help them achieve this balancing act, our EkkoSoft Critical AI-powered data centre optimisation solution is helping the data centre giant to meet these challenges. We are delighted to be working with the TechAccess team on this important project for Africa Data Centres."

Assetspire founder and CEO, Steve Beber, concludes: "We aim to provide accurate, centralised visibility of all critical building assets, combining lifecycle asset information with intelligent data from existing technologies and those being deployed. This will generate an intelligent, digital twin for operationalising, managing and reporting on all business assets.”

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