Africa Data Centres, a subsidiary of Cassava Technologies, has partnered with TechAccess to deploy a Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution that will help measure, monitor, and manage IT equipment and support infrastructure housed within its facilities in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, and Lagos.
The DCIM software, which will be provided by EkkoSense and Assetspire, will give administrators a comprehensive view of each facility’s performance to ensure the efficient use of resources.
According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Africa Data Centres, Tesh Durvasula, the DCIM implementation will provide critical insights into their operations, enabling customers to realize savings in time, money, and productivity.
“This will assist Africa Data Centres and its partners to gain critical insights into their operations, with direct and instant access to real-time data at the click of a button. When combined with analytics, these insights will enable our customers to realize a wide range of savings in terms of time, money and increased productivity,” Mr Durvasula said.
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at TechAccess, Jaxon Martin says the DCIM solution will deliver exceptional insight into the company’s assets and operations, giving them a true competitive edge.
The partnership comes as data centers adapt to become more energy-efficient and responsive to customers’ demands, while net-zero initiatives become increasingly mainstream.
CEO of EkkoSense, Dean Boyle says their AI-powered data center optimization solution is helping Africa Data Centres meet these challenges, while Steve Beber, CEO of Assetspire, believes their centralized visibility of all critical building assets combined with intelligent data from existing technologies will generate an intelligent digital twin for operationalizing, managing, and reporting on all business assets.
“We aim to provide accurate, centralized visibility of all critical building assets, combining lifecycle asset information with intelligent data from existing technologies and those being deployed. This will generate an intelligent, digital twin for operationalizing, managing and reporting on all business assets,” said Mr Beber.
The African data center market is expected to realize investments of over $5 billion US dollars by 2027, as cloud adoption and increased connectivity across the continent drives investment in the industry.