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Our Data Centres


FirstNet
 is a cloud solution provider supplying and implementing cloud based solutions that are complimented by the provision of associated hardware and software products.

Trusted by our clients to find innovative solutions – from on premise to hybrid and public cloud designs, FirstNet is one of South Africa’s leading single-source providers of cloud solutions.

With 11 major distribution points across the country, our sales, technical and logistics ensure your expectations are met promptly and efficiently. We are fully BBBEE accredited, offering our clients valuable partnership.

Environment

  • Full data-grade HVAC system with redundancy
  • Temperature maintained at 16°C  (+/-2 degrees)
  • Relative humidity maintained  at 45% humidity (+/-5%)
  • Redundant Fire Protection
  • Fire proofed doors, and solid walls
  • Both smoke and high temperature heat detectors
  • Water and Humidity Sensors
  • Raised Flooring, structured Cabling
  • All cabling vendors are certified
  • All cabling is managed by structured cabling policies

Equipment

  • 85 sqm floor space
  • 19” ventilated racks (600w x 1200d x 42U)
  • All cabinets have unique locks, ensuring that only approved personnel are able to gain access
  • Perforated front and back doors, allows for 86% air flow
  • Managed Cisco Switch Environment
  • 24 hour monitoring
  • High Capacity Redundant UPSs
  • Redundant diesel generators (sized to run full load for min of 48 hrs)
  • Service availability of 99.5% per month

Security

  • Comprehensive perimeter and building security
  • Pre-authorisation required for data centre access
  • Comprehensive audit logs are maintained on all site access
  • Disk access control at all interior and exterior doors
  • Biometric access for internal door leading to racks
  • Digital CCTV surveillance cameras
  • Alarms and early warning messages alert technicians on duty

Environment

  • Multiple cooling zones with independent CRAC units
  • Temperature maintained between 22°C and 30°C
  • Relative humidity maintained between 40% -60%
  • Independent humidity and temperature monitoring in all plenums
  • Hot aisle containment
  • Data centre positive pressure to ensure a dust-free environment
  • Pro-active fire monitoring systems
  • Diesel generators and tanks are physically separate
  • All monitoring and fire protection equipment is fed via an independent power sourceAll cabling vendors are certified
  • All cabling is managed by structured cabling policies

Equipment

  • 19” ventilated racks (600w x 1200d x 42U)
  • All cabinets have unique locks, ensuring that only approved personnel are able to gain access
  • Perforated front and back doors, allows for 86% air flow
  • Resilient diesel backup generators are fuelled to provide 5 days of power boosted by guaranteed diesel delivery should the municipal supply fail
  • Fully online UPSs ensure frequency, voltage and surge stability
  • Power Distribution Unit technology is remotely managed

Security

  • Comprehensive perimeter and building security
  • Pre-authorisation required for data centre access
  • Comprehensive audit logs are maintained on all site access
  • A visitor’s identity is visually confirmed against a picture on a named user list, with additional biometric confirmation through fingerprint imaging
  • Continuous video surveillance of all zones and cabinets
  • Alarms and early warning messages alert technicians on duty
  • All areas have 24×7 intelligent monitoring and video surveillance with integrated motion sensors
  • A unified building monitoring system logs all security and environment data

Environment

  • Multiple cooling zones with independent CRAC units
  • Temperature maintained between 22°C and 30°C
  • Relative humidity maintained between 40% – 60%
  • Independent humidity and temperature monitoring in all plenums
  • Hot aisle containment
  • Data centre positive pressure to ensure a dust-free environment
  • Pro-active fire monitoring systems
  • Diesel generators and tanks are physically separate
  • All monitoring and fire protection equipment is fed via an independent power sourceAll cabling vendors are certified
  • All cabling is managed by structured cabling policies

Equipment

  • 19” ventilated racks (600w x 1200d x 42U)
  • All cabinets have unique locks, ensuring that only approved personnel are able to gain access
  • Perforated front and back doors, allows for 86% air flow
  • Resilient diesel backup generators are fuelled to provide 5 days of power boosted by guaranteed diesel delivery should the municipal supply fail
  • Fully online UPSs ensure frequency, voltage and surge stability
  • Power Distribution Unit technology is remotely managed

Security

  • Comprehensive perimeter and building security
  • Pre-authorisation required for data centre access
  • Comprehensive audit logs are maintained on all site access
  • A visitor’s identity is visually confirmed against a picture on a named user list, with additional biometric confirmation through fingerprint imaging
  • Continuous video surveillance of all zones and cabinets
  • Alarms and early warning messages alert technicians on duty
  • All areas have 24×7 intelligent monitoring and video surveillance with integrated motion sensors
  • A unified building monitoring system logs all security and environment data
Sean van Niekerk

Sean van Niekerk

Technical Manager

sean.vanniekerk@firstnet.co.za

Marc van Heerden

Marc van Heerden

Solutions Consultant

marc.vanheerden@firstnet.co.za

Tracey Swanepoel

Tracey Swanepoel

Operations and Contracts Administrator

tracey.swanepoel@firstnet.co.za

FirstNet Service Desk

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