NetActuate upgrades African data centre for its continental expansion

Created January 15, 2020
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The need for improved performance application delivery across Africa continues to grow, and NetActuate has announced the completion of major connectivity and capacity upgrades at its Johannesburg, South Africa data centre to support it.

The NetActuate facility is strategically located in Ekurhuleni, a major trade and industry hub. Johannesburg is home to Africa’s largest stock exchange (JSE), as well as numerous multinational corporations. NetActuate’s facility has direct access to NAPAfrica, the largest internet exchange on the African continent and direct connectivity to the Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure clouds is also available.

“We have seen a growing demand for resilient, low latency application delivery to end users across African markets,” said Mark Mahle, NetActuate CEO and principal technology architect. “These upgrades have established the facility as our core point of presence for expansion to new locations in Africa.”

Service providers can deploy and expand their global presence on NetActuate’s Anycast Delivery Platform, built on the firm’s peered IPv4 and IPv6 global networks. Purpose built to deliver low latency and high reliability, the Anycast platform is available from Johannesburg and over 30 other international locations.

The South African connectivity improvement comes after another upgrade shortly before it at the NetActuate New York City data centre. Significant additional capacity is now available in New York for bare metal, virtual machines, colocation and network services. New connectivity partners there have also improved network latency and resiliency for US East Coast end users.

The New York facility offers direct connectivity to nearby carrier hotels 111 8th Avenue and 60 Hudson Street, and direct access to the NYIIX (New York International Internet Exchange) and more than 800 carriers.

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by Antony Savvas

Antony Savvas is a global technology journalist covering the key trends in the communications industry, and was there at the beginning of mobile business and ICT convergence, the move to the cloud and now digital transformation