Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Vodacom Business Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment towards quality service delivery by the introduction of its Dedicated Hosting solution in Nigeria.

The leading provider of pan-African corporate total communication solutions and telecommunications is aimed at reducing the hosting challenges faced by corporate organizations and to guarantee better IT connectivity at all fronts.

The Dedicated Hosting solution is ideal for companies that want to eliminate the pain of managing their own server rooms while also increasing performance, uptime, and server resources.

Vodacom Business’ Dedicated Hosting solution allows customers to place their web and enterprise application servers in one of Vodacom Business’ highly advanced and reliable data centres. This solution provides customers with rack space in a secure, redundant facility to house their equipment while management of generator back-up; UPS-protected power, temperature conditioning and all environmental systems are Vodacom’s responsibility, letting organisations focus on their core business activities.

Commenting on the new service, the Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria, Guy Clarke said, “Vodacom is determined to provide solutions that suit its customer business requirements perfectly, giving the ability to confidently roll out virtually any type of website or online application for business purposes, on customer’s own dedicated servers.  The Dedicated Hosting solution allows the customer to retain full ownership of the hardware and software applications that runs on it with full management control over the dedicated server. It ensures easy change management, business continuity and disaster recovery”.

Clark added “there are two Data Centres to choose from, one in Abuja and one in Lagos. The Vodacom Data Centers offer state-of- the- art facilities that provide world-class technology, infrastructure and secure hosting environments”.

Vodacom noted that the Data Centers are fully managed, secured and engineered to ensure the highest possible reliability for network connectivity and uninterrupted power supply, thus ensuring a fantastic end user experience.

Accordingly, Customers would also have access to highly skilled engineers through Customer Service Operations Centre to attend to any operational issue. While reliable Data Centre guarantees 24 hours engineering support offering high availability at reduced capital expenditure with affordable operational costs.

The Vodacom Business’ Lodged Hosting solution consists of two components; Physical Space with up to 42 units of 4cm rack space available per rack.  The second component is the Bandwidth where Vodacom Business provides customers with fixed Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) and MPLS WANs into the Data Centres.
Vodacom customers can purchase bandwidth into the Data Centre to avoid bottlenecks for their end users. Vodacom Business Dedicated Hosting solution is stable and ideal for companies with increased hosting requirements that have invested in IT infrastructure. It is also cost effective as customers only pay for what they have used avoiding wastage and it guarantees short term Return on investment.