KDDI Announces Launch of Data Center TELEHOUSE in South Africa <Attachment>

1. Characteristics

Located in the city of Cape Town, South Africa, TELEHOUSE CAPE TOWN is a data center boasting high specs that meet TELEHOUSE global standards, which have received high praise throughout the world. The data center will safely store the ICT assets that are indispensible for its customers' businesses in a perfect environment that is managed through a system that incorporates both surveillance equipment and guards making rounds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Redundant systems are standard for the site infrastructure, and the site is fully equipped with a multiple-route power supply, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and backup generator in case of events such as blackouts. In order to prevent problems, the site also possesses various types of equipment, such as a fire detection system. As a result, the site has even greater capacity to meet needs related to DR [1], BCP [2], and ICT outsourcing, demand for which is growing throughout the world.

  • [1] DR is an acronym for Disaster Recovery and refers to measures to protect data and systems in the case of unexpected problems caused by phenomenon such as earthquakes and fires.
  • [2] BCP is an acronym for Business Continuity Plan and refers to establishing business procedures in order to continue or recover operations in the case of a disaster such as an earthquake. In particular, the plan covers issues such as verifying the safety of employees, ensuring backup systems and necessary people, and securing an alternative office.

2. Service Details

(1) Basic colocation services

1) Customer equipment is stored in 19-in racks provided by TELEHOUSE, and the racks are equipped with individual locks, cooling fans, and electrical systems.

2) Colocation service (cage)
For customers who demand greater security, we provide space surrounded by a cage.

(2) Optional services

1) TELEHOUSE provides managed services the included checking the condition of equipment and replacing and managing backup tapes based on instructions from the customer.

2) ICT services
TELEHOUSE acts as a one-stop provider of various services requested by customers.

3. Specifications

Basic information Location Suburb of Cape Town, South Africa
Size 450m² (when initially opened but expected to be gradually expanded)
Electric equipment Power system Multiple-route power supply and backup generator
UPS equipment 2 (N+1) redundancy structure
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment HVAC structure N+2 redundancy structure
Operation and security Operation system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Working language English (TELEHOUSE EUROPE)
Security Video surveillance system, ID card verification, checks based on biometric authentication and surveillance personnel

4. Expected launch date

December 2, 2009

5. Photo


Photo: Exterior of TELEHOUSE CAPE TOWN

  • * The information contained in the news releases is current at the time of publication.
    Products, service fees, service content and specifications, contact information, and other details are subject to change without notice.

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