Modular data center developer Flexenclosure will provide network operator Vodacom Tanzania – a subsidiary of Vodafone Group UK – with an eCentre energy center module after its previous energy center was damaged in a fire last August.
The new eCentre system has been custom-designed and fully configured for Vodacom and will be deployed at its main switching center in the Kwale district of the country’s capital Dar es Salaam in July.
Flexenclosure said the modular eCentre has been designed to be energy efficient and easy to expand, as well as being fast to deploy.
It said the energy center in the new facility will be divided into separate rooms and fire zones for increased redundancy.
Flexenclosure said in the eventuality of another incident, such as the previous fire, Vodacom Tanzania’s customers will not lose their services.
And to further secure, trouble-free operation, a dat center infrastructure management (DCIM) system will be used for remote management of the eCentre.
Vodacom Tanzania’s managing director Rene Meza said uptime is important to provide customers with world-class service.
“By installing Flexenclosure’s energy centre solution, we’re confident that we will never again suffer a network outage like the one we had last year.”
Last August Vodacom Mozambique installed a 126 sq m modular eCentre 35m above ground on a helipad at its regional office in the heart of Maputo which houses its mission-critical data and telecom equipment.
Last September, the company ordered 12 prefabricated data centers for its primary switching center just outside of the capital.
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