Datacentre

The data centre is state-of-the-art , providing high end hosting and co-location services.

It has been designed specifically to support complex data and web hosting environments to meet your business requirements.

Guaranteed power

The Data Centre receive power directly from the National Grid and benefit from a series of backup measures – including Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and backup generators – to ensure continuity of service in the event of external problems.

The Data Centre is redundantly interconnected via our network backbone, ensuring diversity and resilience are always maintained. The network is subject to strict monitoring by trained engineers to ensure any problems are immediately acted on and resolved.

Advanced climate control systems supporting the humidity and cooling of each suite are in place within all technical areas of our hosting centres. In addition, the facilities are protected internally by VESDA – Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus – and fire suppression systems. Rigorous security is deployed at the hosting centre. The site is monitored by CCTV and manned by professional security staff 24/7/365. Access to the site is strictly controlled via pre-validation of all visitors and proximity access swipe cards are required for access to all technical areas.

With our broad range of last mile technologies from ADSL to wireless links to fibre connections, we’re able to deliver to your requirements. Speed and reliability are guaranteed across our network, making sure that your data is accessible when you need it and as fast as you want it.

Server Co-location

DRSA’s Data Centres present a cost-effective and highly secure solution to your data housing needs.

Housing IT infrastructure in your own data facility is getting more expensive all the time. The steady growth in data volumes and the need to provide business continuity means that the inconspicuous IT costs – extra servers, additional hardware devices, better cooling facilities, protected power sources and improved security – are continuously rising.

But you can significantly lower your data centre costs by moving your servers and IT equipment to one of DRSA’s Global Data Centres. Located in key locations in South Africa, DRSA’s communication hubs provide flexible capacity, high security and robust performance.

Reliable data connectivity is assured. Direct connection from each of the Data Centres to DRSA’s high speed global IP backbone delivers access to a range of networking services including dedicated Internet access, IP VPN, Ethernet private line and other options at cost-effective rates. And our scalable connectivity means you can increase bandwidth and add connections to new offices quickly and easily as required.

Many of the purpose-built Data Centres have been specifically designed to accommodate the high-density requirements of virtual environments, such as increased demand for power and cooling, enabling DRSA to support you in your migration.

While your IT team retains control of your equipment, you may require basic services such as power cycle, visual inspection or cable connections. If such issues do arise, we can provide remote hands and eyes at each of our Global Data Centres to help you manage your IT infrastructure from afar.

Managed Dedicated Hosting

DRSA’s Managed Dedicated Server service is a comprehensive and practical solution for businesses that lack either the resources or expertise to manage servers in-house.

While we take care of your servers, you are free to focus on developing your business in the knowledge that your IT infrastructure is in safe hands.

Your own dedicated servers are managed and hosted at DRSA’s purpose-built, state-of-the-art S.A data centres. System management, monitoring and maintenance tasks are carried out round-the-clock by highly skilled technicians who resolve any failure or performance issues with minimal service disruption.

Although the Managed Dedicated Server solution is completely managed by DRSA, you still retain absolute control. Full and secure administrative access to your systems is provided, allowing you to deliver core business applications with complete peace of mind.

Customers of DRSA’s Managed Dedicated Server are guaranteed high standards of reliability and maximum service availability. High fault tolerance and uninterrupted power supply are backed up by stringent Service Level Agreements operating at both device and solution level.

By choosing to take advantage of the DRSA Managed Dedicated Server service, you will not only free up your IT staff but also benefit from improved cash flow. Fixed, monthly payments enable you to spread the cost, removing the need for upfront capital expenditure on new equipment or software.

Virtual Server Hosting

Our Virtual Server solutions provides a cost-effective, flexible and rapidly scalable solution for mid-sized web and application server requirements.

Instead of investing heavily upfront in new devices and software to meet possible future demand, CipherWave’s Virtual Server model allows you to ‘rent’ the server capacity you actually need now – meaning that you only pay for what you use.

Built on an ‘in the cloud’ infrastructure of processors, memory and storage, the Virtual solution enables IT managers to deploy managed services without significant capital expenditure.

CPU and RAM resources are dedicated to each Virtual Server, so that resources are not contended. Capacity can then be increased gradually in increments as and when needed, in response to business growth.

Built on industry-leading virtualisation technologies, the fully backed up Virtual Server environment offers exceptional fault tolerance and a high solution-level availability guarantee of up to 99.9%.

Less hardware means a reduction in power and cooling costs, which is passed on in the form of cost-effective contracts.

Connectivity

Most businesses today rely heavily on the global Internet in order to connect, communicate and collaborate but it can be a very crowded place with at least 1.5 billion Internet users in the world.

It can therefore be difficult to get the Internet performance you need, when you need it, resulting in unacceptable variations in availability, quality and user experience. DRSA’s Internet services offer you a flexible and scalable solution – providing dedicated, robust and highly secure access to a single network, backed up by 24/7 monitoring and support.

  • 99.9% network availability as standard.

  • Multiple access technologies

  • Provides a choice of Microwave or standard leased line, with DSL or E1 available as a backup option.

  • Variable bandwidths available

  • Ensure scalability from 128 Kbps to 1 Gbps

  • Many flexible uses

  • Support voice over IP, web conferencing in addition to Email, Intranets, Extranets and Internet browsing.

  • Excellent customer service

  • Includes 24/7 telephone support from technical experts.