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Take control of your data by putting your data centre in a box

Netshield SA’s Data Centre in a Box protects your business’s most valuable asset – company data, says CEO Inus Dreckmeyr.

In today’s competitive business landscape, where data is core to your existence, all organisations need to better protect their data and in turn their data centre.

Netshield SA’s Data Centre in a Box is a solution that is self-contained, mobile and that enables you to rapidly and instantly wheel-in, plug and go, an entire IT infrastructure that can be managed from a single IP address in minutes.

With a mobile and built for purpose unit, all services, including access to the data centre, who accesses it and when; emergency notifications and environmental monitoring for environmental factors such as fire and floods; can be remotely managed from a smart device.

A device that is self-contained immediately eliminates the need for costly construction of data centres, and allows you take advantage of benefits associated to the distribution and deployment of remote centres.

“With a “mobile” unit, you can literally wheel it in, bolt it down and start working straight away,” says Dreckmeyr.

“This makes a unit of this nature the perfect data centre solution for new businesses that need a data centre that will enable staff to start working instantly, but that has all the benefits of a physical room and negates the need to invest in scarce technical skills or waste time on hours of configuration.

“It’s the perfect solution for knock up and knock down sites – particularly in construction.”

Self-contained is important for a number of reasons:

  • A unit that is self-contained is built with all the applicable services as would be installed in an actual data centre.
  • It is tamper-proof – meaning those who shouldn’t access it – simply can’t.
  • A smaller more mobile data centre immediately requires less space.
  • You can control all of your services from a single IP address that you can dictate and assign to devices of your choosing.
  • You can have 24/7 remote monitoring and configuration through onboard SNMP as well as backup emergency reporting and remote SMS control.
  • No matter where you are, you will have control over your data.

“By putting your data centre in a box – you can take control of your data and your IT environment, avoid unnecessary infrastructure costs, have a movable asset, negate the need for unnecessary technical resources and most importantly you take back control of your infrastructure,” Dreckmeyr adds.

Every IP54 Self-contained cabinet is equipped with access control keypad, electronic locking, central SNMP management and control device with dashboard, temperature monitor, flooding detection, an application specific air conditioner and UPS.

To further expand on protecting your environment optional sensors can be added such as:

  • Humidity sensors.
  • Water detection.
  • Smoke detectors.
  • Fire extinguishers.

The key with all of this is early detection, prevention where needed and ultimately robust security.

“No matter if your business or government department is made up of multiple branches, remote locations, or simply temporary sites – don’t start breaking ground to build foundations – consider something that is self-contained, mobile and comes in a box,” Dreckmeyr concludes.

Netshield is a part of WestconGroup Southern Africa which means that units can be tailor-made to include a wireless bay station, networking switches, patch panels, data blades and any other technologies available through the company.

The unit is then preconfigured and set up by Netshield for easy on-site installation, giving you everything you need in a data centre but none of the work.

For more information about Netshield SA’s Data Centre in a Box, visit their website.

This article was published in partnership with Netshield SA.

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