Hetzner houses servers in data centres across three locations: Gauteng, Cape Town and Germany. Our data centres feature redundant power, HVAC, fire detection systems and are monitored 24/7.
A Data Centre is, by definition, a facility used to house computer systems and associated components. As a web hosting business, Hetzner has a number of Data Centres around South Africa and in Germany which house shared and dedicated servers used to host your website(s) as well as the various components that ensure these servers run smoothly.
Hetzner’s Data Centres
Hetzner owns and operates four Data Centres in South Africa. The first Data Centre (CPT1) was opened in Cape Town's Great Westerford Building, Newlands during 2001. In order to cope with national demand in hosting services, Hetzner strategically opened the Johannesburg DC (JHB1) in July 2004 at Gallo Manor, Sandton. By 2006 both Data Centres were running at full capacity. As a result, Cape Town's second Data Centre (CPT2) was opened in July 2006. With customer demand increasing further, together with Hetzner’s continuous commitment to invest in our customers’ growth, a third Data Centre was opened in Cape Town (CPT3) in September 2011.
Hetzner's associate company, Hetzner Online AG in Germany, hosts servers and websites for those customers who wish to target European and US based markets or wish to make use of more cost effective hosting options as bandwidth quotas are more generous in markets outside SA.
Hetzner’s Network Connections in SA
Hetzner provides a resilient and redundant network infrastructure which allows for maximum uptime. Our substantial bandwidth capacity allows us to accommodate spikes in traffic, reducing the chance of customers experiencing network degradation.
Our routers are connected via fibre optic cables to our upstream provider, MTN, from where we have uncapped access to their local and international network. Our Data Centres are connected to MTN via a 1GBit uplink. A second, redundant fibre optic cable follows a different path.
Hetzner’s Network Connections in Germany
Hetzner offers a third server location option in Germany by making use of Hetzner Online’s state-of-the-art, energy efficient Data Centres. The company received the GreenIT Best Practice Award in 2011 by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in Berlin.
To meet the demand for increasing volumes of data, Hetzner Online is continually expanding its bandwidth capacity. With connectivity to carriers such as DE-CIX, German Telecom, Init7, Level3 and private peerings, total bandwidth has been increased to 420 Gbit/s.
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