Companies under the umbrella organisation of the Internet Service Providers Association of Uganda (ISPAU) are set to benefit from up to 30% discount when they sign up for space at the upcoming RAXIO Data Center.
This was announced today morning by James Byaruhanga, RAXIOs General Manager, at a breakfast event hosted by the firm for Uganda’s leading ISPs.
While speaking to the audience about RAXIOs value driven facility, Byaruhanga noted that the new facility would offer massive benefits to ISPAU members as an association.
“Our commercial model offers ISPAUs members an opportunity to improve their operational efficiencies through economies of scale. For example we have an option to lease out equipment for those who do not have adequate capital to buy brand new equipment” he said.
“In addition we also have a service where we help new clients move their equipment to
the new data center”, he added.
Guests at the event were also addressed by Robert Mullins the Executive Director of First Brick Holdings, the parent company of RAXIO Uganda and Godfrey Sserwamukoko ISPAUs Chairman.
“The RAXIO Data Center allows clients to do three main things: Reduce total cost of ownership, improve operational efficiencies and allow clients to free up capital that can otherwise be used for client facing roles.”
ISPAUs Godfrey Sserwamukoko welcomed RAXIOs entry into the market and the solutions for their members:
“As an association, many of our members are constrained by challenges ranging from inadequate financing for ICT capex to use of inefficient infrastructure. With RAXIOs solutions, our members and the wider market is set to benefit from a unique range of solutions fit for every type of business,” Sserwamukoko said.
When it opens in November 2019, the Data Centre will be the first of its kind in Uganda, operating as a carrier-neutral facility, and meeting the international Tier III standard.
Upon final phase completion, the Data Centre will able to house around 400 racks and be able to provide 1.5MW of IT power to ensure the equipment housed within it operates optimally, 24/7, in a fully safe, secure and redundant environment.
Raxio Data Centre is being built in the Namanve Industrial and Business Park, ideally located for addressing the both the primary and disaster recovery needs of its customers.
Being along one of Uganda’s principal fiber routes also ensures optimal connectivity.
Raxio has selected Future-tech, from the UK, and Symbion of Uganda, as best-in-class partners for the design and construction of its facility and has assembled a seasoned and experienced management team to operate and run it on commissioning.