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BTC Data Centre to enhance digital transformation

Publishing Date : 18 December, 2018

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BTC will soon launch a next generation modular data centre solution that is expected to enhance digital transformation. The facility certified by the global datacentre standard bearer – Uptime Institute- is a first for the Botswana market.


“BTC’s Data Centre is the first and only Uptime Tier Certified Data Centre in Botswana with assurance of resilience and availability. The facility will house BTC’s mission critical IT infrastructure and applications as well as act as a colocation facility for our customers,” says Tshepo Mongalo BTC’s Data Centre Manager.
 

The innovation is expected to deliver world-class datacentre and cloud services to BTC customers. This will enable digital transformation, innovation, increase agility and simplification of IT operations. BTC will also offer the market premium cloud services, on premises. This will enable valued customers to access to compute, storage and software defined network resources on demand through the company’s Cloud Management Platform.


Mongalo says BTC chose to have the facility certified by the most authoritative certification body since its business and that of its valuable customers will depend on it. Evidence shows that datacenters that are tier certified have more availability and resilience than those that are not.


Uptime institute is the industry’s most trusted and adopted global standard for the proper design, build and operation of datacenters – the backbone of the digital economy. The significance of certification is a market changer and an indelible mark of quality assurance, emphasized the BTC Data Centre Manager.


“Achieving a Tier rating signals to investors, customers, and the market place, that your facility meets the highest standards for infrastructure functionality and quality. It validates that the facility and system design is consistent with BTC’s uptime objectives. Tier certification means that deficiencies in the design are identified, solved and tested before commencement of operations,” Mongalo says. 

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