SECURITY IS OUR PRIORITY
24-hour Security with Hourly Patrols of the Data Centre After Hours
Strict access control policies
Biometric access control to the building and data centre areas
Tamper alarms on biometric readers
Locked security gates, not linked to the electronic access control
CCTV with a 1-year recording retention policy
Access control logs 1-year retention policy
The Data Centre is equipped with water-cooled temperature-controlled equipment to provide the lowest possible PUE rating for the South African Climate. Our approach of fully redundant hot air containment further enhances our offering.
Redundant power utility with double backup power generators ensures and completes our 99.999% uptime guarantee. Each primary and secondary power feed to the building is fed through automated switchover UPS equipment with dedicated battery banks.
WATER AND FIRE PROTECTION
We have implemented a two-stage fire detection system with an early warning monitoring circuit that measures 0.4% air particles or smoke that alerts monitoring staff of possible fire or changes in the environment. The second detection stage is a 4% particle air change and will deploy the FM 200 gas system. This gas is human friendly but will distinguish any fire hazard that may arise. Each Cabinet is monitored for temperature changes and fully integrated into our monitoring software architecture.
- Automatic Fire suppression is linked to the fire alarm using HFC-227ea gas, leaving no residue on valuable equipment after discharge. The fire suppression system is linked to smoke and particle detectors located throughout the data centre, communications room, UPS room as well as under the raised flooring.
- Automated notifications from humidity and temperature sensors.
- Automated notifications from water leak sensors.
- Flooding prevention with automated water pumps.