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Our Communications Portfolio

iSphere's Connected Hosting Platform

Given the virtual and mobile nature of how companies do business today, data centre connectivity plays a vital role. It’s how the information, applications and services hosted in the data centre are accessed, and it has a profound impact on their performance, security and reliability. All companies large and small rely on managing and distributing huge amounts of data across multiple locations.
The best way to future-proof your data investment is to choose a provider that offers a wide range of connectivity options and can adapt as your needs change. iSphere tends to this need in every possible way!

Peering Platform

In today's broadband market of exploding traffic volumes, network and content providers peer to exchange their traffic in order to achieve:

  • reduced costs in local bandwidth
  • reduced latency with simplified routing and direct interconnects;
  • improved performance by bypassing potential traffic bottlenecks;
  • increased resilience by offering convenient multiple network connection options;
  • Connectivity and content requirement options within Africa and between Africa and the rest of the world are growing. Carriers, Networks and Content Providers are reaping the benefits of colocating within neutral data centres which offer access to exchanges where traffic can be exchanged easily and for free.
  • Vendor neutral locations throughout the world have become popular interconnected locations for internet exchange points such as AMS-IX and LINX for this precise reason.

South African Inter-Connects

To provide extended reach and access to our Hosted Environments, iSphere Technologies have entered into a strategic “interconnect” partnerships with multinationals and communication service providers to enable the communication needs of our customers. The “interconnect” is achieved by constructing an MPLS VPN Network to Network Interconnect (NNI) between iSphere’s MPLS VPN network and iSphere’s partner MPLS VPN network.

South African Inter-Connects
Telkom
Vodacom
MTN
ECHO SP
IS
VOX
Neotel
EOH
T Systems
Broadlink
vOffice
CMVAS
BCS
InTouch247
JINX
CINX
AfricaINX
NAP AFRICA
Contineo
ScopServ
BT
Orange (in progress)
Ability to inter-connect with anyone in Teraco JHB/CPT/DBN
+20 more

European Inter-Connects

To provide extended reach and access to our Hosted Environments, iSphere Technologies have entered into a strategic “interconnect” partnerships with multinationals and communication service providers to enable the communication needs of our customers. The “interconnect” is achieved by constructing an MPLS VPN Network to Network Interconnect (NNI) between iSphere’s MPLS VPN network and iSphere’s partner MPLS VPN network.

UK/European Inter-Connects
Fujitsu
Cogent
BT
Virgin
Sky
Vodafone
Colt
Ability to inter-connect with anyone in Telecity/Telehouse

African Continental Inter-Connects

To provide extended reach and access to our Hosted Environments, iSphere Technologies have entered into a strategic “interconnect” partnerships with multinationals and communication service providers to enable the communication needs of our customers. The “interconnect” is achieved by constructing an MPLS VPN Network to Network Interconnect (NNI) between iSphere’s MPLS VPN network and iSphere’s partner MPLS VPN network.

CountryTeraco PresenceDirect Access to Undersea Cable
AngolaYesYes (WACS, SAT3)
BotswanaYesVia (Teraco)
DRCYesVia (Teraco and Neighbouring Countries)
GhanaYesYes (WACS, SAT3)
KenyaYesYes (Seacom, Eassy)
LesothoYesVia (Teraco)
MalawiYesVia (Teraco)
MauritiusYesYes (SAFE, LION)
MozambiqueYesYes (Seacom, Eassy)
NamibiaYesYes (WACS, SAT3)
NigeriaYesYes (WACS, SAT3)
RwandaYesVia (Teraco and Neighbouring Countries)
SwazilandYesVia (Teraco)
TanzaniaYesYes (Seacom, Eassy)
UgandaYesVia (Teraco and Neighbouring Countries)
ZambiaYesVia (Teraco and Neighbouring Countries)
ZimbabweYesVia (Teraco)

SA Primary Data Centre


Teraco - Johannesburg Data Centre (JB1)
Isando, Johannesburg
Opened in January 2010, the first phase of JB1, the Johannesburg based colocation data centre environment was set over 1250sqm.
Current expansion phases will increase the colocation data centre floor space to over 3 850sqm.
The Johannesburg data centre is fed by municipal power feeds which provide 6MVA power.