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Our Data Centres

FirstNet has a national presence with data centres in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Data Centre Details

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

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