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Africa Data Centres deploys a cutting-edge DCIM solution across its facilities
• The solution will measure, monitor and manage all IT equipment and supporting infrastructure housed within its facilities.
• TechAccess will act as the solutions integrator for the project and will work with software and hardware providers EkkoSense and Assetspire
• Having a DCIM solution will enable Africa Data Centres and its partners to gain critical insights into their operations at the click of a button.
Johannesburg, 15 March 2023 - Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies a pan-African technology group, is pleased to announce it has partnered with TechAccess, to implement a Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution.
DCIM software is used to measure, monitor and manage all of the IT equipment and supporting infrastructure housed within data centres.
As the solutions integrator for the project, TechAccess is responsible for the software, hardware, integrations, project management, professional services and other project deliverables that make up the DCIM platform.
These will come from two vendors. First is data centre optimisation software from EkkoSense, and next is an asset management platform from Assetspire. The solution will be deployed in Africa Data Centres' two sites in Johannesburg, and its facilities in Cape Town, Nairobi and Lagos.
According to Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, the goal of this DCIM implementation is to provide Africa Data Centres site administrators with a holistic view of each facility's performance to ensure that all resources, such as energy, equipment and floor space, are used as efficiently as possible.
"This will assist Africa Data Centres and its partners to gain critical insights into their operations, with direct and instant access to real-time data at the click of a button. When combined with analytics, these insights will enable our customers to realise a wide range of savings in terms of time, money and increased productivity," he adds.
"We are delighted to be working with Africa Data Centres in implementing a DCIM solution that delivers exceptional insight into their assets and operations," says Jaxon Martin, CTO for TechAccess.
Martin says that as data centres evolve over the next few years and net-zero initiatives become increasingly mainstream, data centres have to find ways to adapt and become more energy efficient and responsive to customers' demands.
Net-zero involves cutting greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible and creating a state in which greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere are balanced by their removal out of the atmosphere, by oceans or forests, for example, Martin explains. "We aim to deliver next-generation DCIM together with our partners Assetspire and Ekkosense through innovative and industry-leading analytics and machine learning, giving our customers such Africa Data Centres a true, competitive edge."
EkkoSense's CEO, Dean Boyle, says: "Across the industry, leading data centre operators such as Africa Data Centres are under pressure to deliver escalating digital workloads while cutting energy usage and securing carbon savings at the same time.
"To help them achieve this balancing act, our EkkoSoft Critical AI-powered data centre optimisation solution is helping the data centre giant to meet these challenges. We are delighted to be working with the TechAccess team on this important project for Africa Data Centres."
Assetspire is thrilled to have been selected as part of the next-generation DCIM being deployed across Africa Data Centres estate along with its partners, TechAccess and EkkoSense, comments Steve Beber, the company's Founder and CEO.
"We aim to provide accurate, centralised visibility of all critical building assets, combining lifecycle asset information with intelligent data from existing technologies and those being deployed," adds Beber. "This will generate an intelligent, digital twin for operationalising, managing and reporting on all business assets.
Beber says where outdated, traditional DCIM has failed for data centres in the past, the combination of smart Spire software and EkkoSoft Critical will succeed, by offering two mature, trusted, best-in-class solutions that harness the best of hardware and software, to deliver immediate value.
In conclusion, Durvasula says Africa's data centre industry is booming, with a wide range of greenfield projects already set in motion across the continent. "The African data centre market is expected to realise investments of over $5 Billion US dollars by 2027. This is driven by various factors, such as cloud adoption and increased connectivity across the continent, as the gap in the digital divide is slowly narrowed. DCIM can help the industry realise savings and efficiencies that are key to helping these investments succeed.
About Cassava Technologies
Cassava Technologies is a pan-African technology leader providing a vertically integrated ecosystem of digital services and infrastructure enabling digital transformation across Africa. Headquartered in London, Cassava has presence in 31 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the United States of America. Through its subsidiaries, namely – Liquid Network, Liquid Dataport, Liquid C2, Africa Data Centres, Distributed Power Africa, Sasai Fintech, Telrad and Vaya Technologies, the Company provides its customers' products and services in 94 countries. These solutions drive the Company's vision of a digitally connected future that leaves no African behind. https://www.cassavatechnologies.com/
About Africa Data Centres
Africa Data Centres is your trusted partner for rapid and secure data centre services and interconnections across the African continent.
Africa Data Centres is Africa's largest network of interconnected, carrier, and cloud-neutral data centre facilities. Bringing international experts to the pan-African market. We are your trusted partner for rapid and secure data centre services and interconnections across the African continent. Strategically located, our world-class facilities provide a home for all your business-critical data. Proudly African, we are dedicated to being the heart that beats your business.
Africa Data Centres' aim is to unveil various business opportunities and to develop a strategic network of partnerships. This will further strengthen Africa Data Centres' superiority in providing our customers with the highest standard of interconnected, carrier and cloud-neutral data centre facilities throughout Africa. https://www.africadatacentres.com/
TechAccess is a services and solutions orientated company in the IT sector. Our goal is to assist our clients in optimising their business processes, with the aid of cutting-edge technology. We achieve this through innovation, focus, consultation and by establishing an understanding of your business needs. In order to address our clients current and future needs, we have established two focused divisions as a one-stop shop for all your requirements namely Data Centre Fit-Out Infrastructure Solutions and Networking and Structured Cabling Solutions.
For more information, visit us at https://techaccess.co.za/