24 June 2015
Jasco has announced the activation of a
dedicated fibre link between its NewTelco data centre located in Midrand and
the Teraco data centre in Isando, Johannesburg. This link ensures that Jasco
can offer fully redundant carrier- and service provider-neutral data centre
services to its customers. This redundancy also enables Jasco to offer
comprehensive disaster recovery services and guaranteed uptime of hosted
equipment and solutions should one of the data centres experience problems.
“Through this dedicated fibre link we have
eliminated the single point of failure around our data centre services. Our
customers can now take advantage of increased resilience and protection against
revenue loss, as we can ensure higher levels of uptime. Should a disaster such
as fire or flooding occur, or industrial action should disrupt services at either
site, our customers will now be fully protected,” explains Eckart Zollner,
Business Development Manager at Jasco.
As a leading provider of neutral data centre
facilities in South Africa, Teraco was the natural selection for the creation
of this redundant link. Aside from Teraco, Jasco is one of the few completely
neutral data centres in South Africa, and provides a co-location hub for the
aggregation of a variety of carriers, service providers and services from
across Africa. Multiple services and solutions will now benefit from increased
resilience and redundancy, including Internet connectivity, storage and backup,
payment gateway solutions server hosting and more.
In addition, the Jasco data centre also
provides Points of Presence (PoPs) for carriers to interconnect and deliver
their services to customers throughout the country and the continent. These
mission critical PoPs are the aggregation point for many service providers to
bring their customers together, and as such creating enhanced resilience is
essential for business continuity. By creating a dedicated redundant link,
Jasco has effectively addressed this risk and added value for all customers.
“Data centres are becoming increasingly vital in
today’s digitally-driven world. Neutral data centres in particular are
essential in providing services to business, as the offer the widest array of
services and the largest choice of providers, ensuring customers can obtain the
best pricing and the most appropriate solutions for their requirements.
Downtime is something none of our customers can afford, and a single point of
failure is always an issue. By implementing this redundant link we have now
addressed this challenge, enabling organisations to leverage the benefits of
outsourced services in a neutral data centre without the risk,” Zollner