Paratus Africa readies to open data centers in Zambia, Namibia

ZAMBIA – Pan-African telecommunications service provider Paratus Africa, has announced it is ready to open its data centre in Lusaka, Zambia.

The company says COVID-19 has greatly accelerated the pace of reliance upon unlimited and quality internet connections.

According to a 2020 World Bank study of 10,000 enterprises, including micro, small, and medium-sized businesses in 51 emerging and developing economies, around half of private firms had significantly ramped up their use of the internet to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

Paratus Group says that with this increased shift to working in the digital data space, business data security is compromised, “and this is why shifting to an off-site datacentre is the safest solution when safeguarding company information.”

Barney Harmse, Group CEO for Paratus said: “Our datacentre rollout is just the next phase in supplying customers with the best possible services. When COVID first hit our continent, we had already put services in place to meet their changing needs, so they could always confidently connect and access their data securely. With two operational data centres in Angola and the upcoming launch of our latest data centre in Zambia, we have the experience to offer services to businesses and multinationals in the region, giving them access to the latest best technology and 24/7 security.”

The Paratus datacentre in Angola has been in operation since 2019.

“With two operational datacentres in Angola and the upcoming launch of our latest datacentre in Zambia, we have the experience to offer services to businesses and multi-nationals in the region, giving them access to the latest best technology and 24/7 security”

Barney Harmse – CEO, Paratus Group

Flavio Bressan, Director of Marketing in Angola says, “We have been running a well-equipped datacentre for the past two years. During this time, we have been able to identify, discuss and fix issues; introduce new products; measure our performance; audit our customers, and be able to offer everything businesses need to run an entirely secure off-site business.”

The data centre in Zambia is scheduled to open in July 2021 and Managing Director of Paratus Zambia, Marius van Vuuren is confident about its success.

“We have really pushed the boundaries for this data center, and we have ticked every box of requirements and assurances. We will store and protect client data 24/7; house and physically protect all equipment and computer systems; handle the off-site migration; and offer an array of add-on services and features.”

The company has also announced the pending launch of a datacentre in Namibia.

On his part, Managing Director of Paratus Namibia, Andrew Hall said: “Such is the demand that, despite being in the construction stages, we have already signed up a large number of tenants. This is testament to their confidence in Paratus providing them with total data security.”

The datacentre in Namibia will be Tier 3 by design and will incorporate green building design elements, to reduce environmental impact.

Liked this article? Subscribe to DealStreet Africa News, our regular email newsletter with the latest news, deals and insights from Africa’s business, economy and more. SUBSCRIBE HERE

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.