BIH Data Centre

A clear plan to meet Botswana’s data centre needs.

  • 80 Racks capacity (Full/half/quarter)
  • Tier III Compliant
  • Co-location Services (DCaas)

Data Centre Operations

Security

  • Guards on site
  • Electric Fence
  • 24hr CCTV monitoring
  • Bio-Metric access
  • Process and turnaround times (48hr request to NOC)

Floor Tiles

  • No unauthorized lifting/moving of floor tiles

Racks

  • All racks provided by BIH
  • Available in quarter, half and full racks
  • Locked rack doors
  • Servers air intake openings to face the cold aisle

Power

  • Two independent power circuits
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply
  • Two backup generators
  • Clients not allowed to install their own power circuits
  • Clients billed for Power consumption using electricity monitoring system Health and safety
  • Strict adherence to OHS procedures

Network/Connectivity

  • Carrier neutral
  • Bofinet, VBN and BTC currently connected
  • 24hr Network Monitoring Centre
  • Redundant fibre reticulation

What We Don’t Offer

  • Servers
  • Storage
  • Internet (Each DC tenants arranges with their ISP)

BIH Data Centre Guidelines

Botswana Innovation Hub Data Centre has all the features that make up a tier three data center. The DC has redundant power supply, cooling and 24-hour security guards. There is a meet me room where DC tenants connect to service providers of their choice, a staging room and a fully cabled DC with racks of varying sizes.

BIH Data Centre General Guidelines