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Paratus Data Centers Unequalled in Africa

African-born telco, Paratus Group, has announced that every one 5 of the Group’s Information Facilities (DCs)have been awarded ISO 9001 (high quality administration), ISO 27001 (data safety), and PCI-DSS (Fee Card Business Information Safety Requirements) certifications and this dedication to compliance is known to be unequalled on the African continent. 

Paratus is Africa’s high quality community. With an eye fixed on the longer term, the group’s funding in infrastructure underscores its long-term dedication to remodel Africa by way of distinctive digital infrastructure and customer support. Paratus is managed by a passionate {and professional} operational crew in seven African international locations – Angola, Botswana, DRC, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia.  The enterprise’s prolonged community offers a satellite tv for pc connectivity-focused service in 37 African international locations to a magnitude of buyer satellite tv for pc connections throughout Africa.  This connects African companies throughout the continent and delivers end-to-end service excellence. The group’s footprint extends past Africa to worldwide (factors of presence) PoPs in Europe, the UK and the USA.

The corporate has constructed and runs two DCs in Luanda, Angola; one in Lusaka, Zambia; two in Namibia, one in Windhoek and one in Swakopmund (the Paratus Equiano Cable Touchdown Station). Its Information Facilities in Angola and Namibia had been the primary carrier-neutral, Tier-III by design DCs in these international locations. Usually, ISO certifications are seals of approval from the Worldwide Standardization Group.  They confirm that an organization is adhering to extraordinarily excessive worldwide requirements in all its practices.  This assures African and world clients that the Paratus Group provides unrivalled service ranges, safety, and total DC administration.

For Paratus, data safety and high quality administration are of utmost significance. Buying the ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001, and PCI-DSS certifications function affirmation that the group is acting at optimum ranges and assembly worldwide administration standards. The ISO/IEC 27001 certification is likely one of the most recognised and stringent data safety requirements.

The PCI Information Safety Customary v3.2.1 certification covers all bodily safety features of the info heart. This certification additionally speaks to monetary industries since they’re all required to retailer, course of, and transmit funds by way of a PCI-compliant establishment. Having this certification proves that Paratus is available to host monetary establishments.

All 5 of the Paratus service impartial DC services are Tier-III by design and provide numerous colocation companies, from half-cabinets to multi-tenant rows and personal cages, in addition to key options equivalent to devoted turbines – per A&B feed, for complete resilience and gasoline autonomy. As well as, it has Various Energy Feed design all through from utility to cupboard stage and separate utilities UPS to make sure electrical autonomy.

The DC additionally has twin UPS feeds per cupboard, Chilly Aisle Containment and inter-resilient CRAC cooling items at N+1, a number of various service routes with separate Meet-Me-Rooms (A&B) in addition to entry to tower throughout various infrastructure from fiber to microwave, direct hyperlink to the brand new Equiano cable and CLS in Swakopmund – Namibia and entry to Paratus spine community linking multinational clients to the Paratus Information Facilities in Angola and Zambia.

Paratus Group’s Chief Government Officer, Schalk Erasmus mentioned, “Paratus has reached the optimum certification required for all 5 of our knowledge facilities. This suits effectively with our imaginative and prescient and purpose of reworking Africa by way of distinctive digital infrastructure and customer support. We’ve handed the worldwide inspections, and, in flip, we’ll assist allow our clients to implement their native and worldwide digital enterprise methods. This, along with offering Africa’s high quality community, means we’re serving to to ‘unlimit’ the way forward for Africa.”