Raxio receives Uptime Institute tier III certification

Raxio Data Centre is the ‘First Tier III Certified Data Centre’ in Uganda after receiving the ‘Uptime Institute Tier III Certification’ on 20 October, 2020.

This was achieved after an assessment and evaluation by expert teams from the institute in the United States and the United Kingdom.

With the certification, RDC has become one of less than 15 ‘Tier III,’ privately-owned, carrier-neutral data centres in Africa and the second in East Africa.

The Uptime institute’s teams evaluated all aspects of design and equipment, such as power, cooling, and fire suppression and detection.

A ‘Tier III’ data centre requires no shutdowns for equipment replacement and maintenance. A redundant delivery path for power and cooling is added to the redundant critical components of Tier II (redundant capacity) so that each and every component needed to support the information technology processing environment can be shut down and maintained without impact on the operation and provision of services to customers.

Speaking on the announcement, the centre’s General Manager, James Byaruhanga, described the achievement as a turning point for Uganda and East Africa.

He said, “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.”

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