Mombasa One Construction Update: October
- The steel structure is now complete, including the Epoxy anti corrosion paint, and final alignment and levelling
- The roof is complete, and the heat reflecting metal sheets are on, and the heat insulation is also complete
- The concrete slabs around the main data center rooms is complete, as are the loading and staging areas
- The power substation is complete, and wired, we are now adding the fire detection system wiring
- The re-inforced concrete tunnels that bring the 11,000 Volts feeder line from Kenya Power, are now complete, and we will be asking Kenya Power to start work on the H-Pole.
- The East Fibre Optic Cable entry tunnels are now complete, and work is progressing on the West tunnels. Very generous space is given for these tunnels to allow easy entry for the carriers.
- General site clean up work, and perimeter walling is now underway, as is the inner roof and ceiling structure that is designed to carry 175kg per meter square of suspended load, such as network cables and fire protection systems.
Progressively getting there…The roof is complete!
Aryaka - Cloud Based Network Provider
Since it was founded in 2009, Aryaka has gained more than 10 million users in more than 4,000 global sites.
Aryaka Africa represents Aryaka Networks in Africa, optimizing cloud services and global networks to and from the continent. By combining SDN, a private global core and embedded WAN optimization.
Based in South Africa, Aryaka delivers hosted applications, O365, Azure, AWS, Salesforce.com and other cloud applications to organizations in Africa better than any other available service. They provide a range of services: cloud express – optimization of web-facing, cloud applications, global WAN optimization as a service, global SD WAN solutions for optimal performance of globally dispersed branches and data centers and enterprise CDN.
In Q2 of 2016 Aryaka announced a 150% growth adding 70 new customers including gaming company: Demonware, cable manufacture: Volex, educational platform: Knewton, marque global enterprise: Gucci and Quanshi a leading online collaboration service provider in China.
We sat down with their managing director Brett Steingo to give us a brief background about the company and their future plans.
Give us a brief description on Aryaka’s presence in Africa
We are head quartered in South Africa only and are looking to go into Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria shortly
Aryaka is looking to get into Kenya, how will this benefit you as a company and what’s the potential growth for the region
There are two potential growth aspects:
- Outbound potential: for all companies wanting to connect to cloud services
- Inbound potential: for all companies wanting to connect to locations in Kenya
Give us some examples on what you have been able to do in other markets
Our South Africa market essentially takes services like O365, Azure, AWS, Oracle, SAP cloud etc from a state of poor performance/not working to improving to working extremely well.
In our global networks we have replaced global MPLS networks of up to 300 sites facilitating improved performance, access via internet last mile to the closest Aryaka POP and enabling site setup in hours rather than weeks
How do your customers benefit by using your services
Our customers are privilege to better network and cloud application performance due to L2 dedicated core network, TCP optimization, compression, data de-duplication and application proxies. They also have access to much faster site setup, 24×7 management, layer 7 QOS and online/real-time reporting, and making use of the internet on multiple ISPs for the last mile
How do your services benefit Africa?
By making cloud services located in the northern hemisphere actually work in Africa and allowing far faster, easier access to connect to sites and locations in Africa
Why would you choose icolo.io as your preferred data center provider in Kenya?
Well placed, new, top of the range facility and vendor neutral
News From Our Carriers
- MTN business accelerates South African Enterprenuers with The Digital Enterpreneur Mastercalls
- WIOCC CEO named among 100 most powerful people in global telecoms for the sixth time
- Airtel partners with Kenyan govertment to champion youth employment
- Seacom helps Kenyan organisation accelerate their migration to the cloud
- 200 companies in East Africa shortlisted for CIO 100 awards
Take a Glimpse Inside Our MBA1 Data Center
Mombasa One at a glance:
- Mombasa – the gateway to Africa, 4 undersea cables and 3 more planned
- Located in Miritini approximately 9.5km from Mombasa island, along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway, about 3km from Moi International Airport
- 226 racks data floor with separate diverse network entrance facilities
- 5.5m slab to ceiling
- 2.0MVA fully rated 11KV 2N distribution to rack, with AVR and surge suppression, N+1 generators and smart metering
- N+1 high efficiency precision DX cooling
- Mutiple redundant carriers
- Over 12 different carriers to choose from
- Multiple local assess carriers provide reliable and affordable connections to/from Naironbi One
- Local peering available
Interested to know more about our MBA1 data center, Email Us to share more details.
icolo at Africa Com in Kampala