Data Centres and Cloud Computing - the way forward

There is an increasing trend for businesses, institutions and governmental bodies to move to virtualisation, which in turn drives their applications to cloud computing, and therefore to data centres. An organisation would make such a move in order to achieve better operational efficiency, cost reductions, an increase in employee productivity, an improvement in energy efficiency and greening, profitable client relationships and risk mitigation.

“Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

“Cloud Computing was the #1 strategic technology of 2010 and by 2012, 20% of businesses will own no IT assets”. (Gartner)

In view of the overall telecommunications strategy of Stellendale Park it makes complete sense for the development to include a state-of-the-art 3,800m2 Tier 3 Data Centre Complex. The Data Centre Complex will be made up of 3 data centre buildings comprising plantrooms, rackrooms and utility spaces designed to operate independently or which can be combined and rationalised to operate as one data centre.  All of the buildings have been designed to accommodate one or two floors of Contact Centre/Office space above.