Our hosting partner, Hetzner, is taking a phased approach with the first of five data centres currently under construction, in what is to become a sophisticated Data Centre Park. Construction is underway for a state-of-the art data centre in Samrand (Gauteng), which is expected to open its doors late 2013. The new facility, with a hosting space of 1 200m², will increase the company’s national capacity to meet growing customer demand as well as allow Hetzner to expand its existing product line with the introduction of co-location services to the Gauteng market. Hetzner’s Data Centre Park:
  • Provides long term data centre capacity for Hetzner SA.
  • Is expected to host approximately 12 000 servers.
  • Gives Hetzner independence from any particular network provider.
With this new data centre, multi-homing is now a reality for Hetzner. Through negotiations with various upstream network providers to find the most suitable connectivity options that will benefit our customers and our growing business requirement, we can confirm that AfricaINX and Internet Solutions will function as our primary bandwidth providers. This will significantly increase Hetzner’s network resilience.