Uganda Data Centre receives Uptime Institute Tier III Certification

Uganda Data Centre receives Uptime Institute Tier III Certification




Uganda Data Centre receives Uptime Institute Tier III Certification

Raxio Data Centre is officially the first Tier III Certified Data Centre in Uganda. Established in 2020, the Data Centre received the Uptime Institute Tier III Certification in October this year. 

The Raxio Data Centre becomes one of the top 10 privately owned, carrier-neutral data centres in Africa

Raxio Data Centre operates as one of the top 10 privately owned, carrier-neutral data centres in Africa and East Africa, housing an estimated amount of 400 racks and delivering 1.5 MW of IT power.

Experts from the Uptime Institute team in the US and the UK evaluated Raxio Data Centre’s design and equipment to ensure it met the requirements of Uptime’s Tier III Certification.

Established by a Roha Group company, First Brick Holdings (FBH), The Raxio Data Centre builds the foundation of the digital economy across Eastern and Southern Africa.  

The Raxio Data Centre is a colocation facility that allows businesses to rent space for servers and other computing hardware.

In an official press release, James Byaruhanga, General Manager at the Raxio Data Centre explains that the Tier III Certification achievement validates that Raxio Data Centre meets the global standards of contemporary data centres. 

“The Tier III Certification by the Uptime Institute demonstrates our ambition to achieve the highest standards and validation that we meet global standards of modern data centres. This also demonstrates our long-term commitment to existing and future customers as we provide colocation of their data infrastructure.”

The Data Centre’s evaluation process included power, cooling, and fire suppression and detection. The success of the evaluation awarded Raxio Data Centre the Tier III Certification, allowing customers to receive certified services. 

Tier III Certification

A Tier III data centre requires a facility that is well-maintained and experiences no shutdowns for equipment replacement. Raxio Data Centre has demonstrated to Uptime Institute the ability of the company that provides customers with disaster recovery services to ensure business continuity without downtime.

Concurrent maintainability throughout the crucial subsystems attracts clients who are seeking to outsource their data centre needs. Raxio Data Centre ensures full redundancy to avoid unexpected shutdowns or system failures. 

Raxio Data Centre proves its commitment to delivering top quality services that is available to customers seeking Colocation Data Centre Services for Disaster Recovery and Cross Connect in the ICT sector. 

Customers of the Raxio Data Centre that provide critical business services including services in the financial sector believe that the certification is of utmost importance to create an environment that will attract international customers who seek to launch next-generation services in Uganda.

Raxio Data Centre

Raxio Data Centre hosts the Uganda Internet eXchange Point where networks are given the opportunity to directly interconnect and exchange data traffic at a common point. The Uganda Internet eXchange Point leads to a cheaper, faster, and more reliable internet.

In addition, Raxio Data Centre’s facility implements sustainable features that were developed to reduce the rising costs of energy and ensure consideration of the environment by using international engineering and operations standards.

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After receiving the Uptime Institute Tier III Certification in October this year, Raxio Data Centre set the standards for premium colocation services that organizations consider to assist with disaster recovery and business continuity to ensure a reduction in business risk management to their operations.

The Raxio Group has begun building its second site in Ethiopia and aims to add five additional facilities over the next year.

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Featured image: Raxio Data Centre General Manager James, Raxio Data Centre General Manager, Raxio Group 

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