Teraco Data Environments and data networks communication provider SEACOM have worked double time this past week to re-connect clients affected by a cable cut that occurred some kilometres north of the coast of Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea. Lex van Wyk, Teraco chief executive officer says that the benefits of hosting in a vendor neutral data centre was highlighted this week when the facility was able to swiftly connect the likes of MWEB, Cell C and others following the outage.

"With SEACOM located close to their clients in the data centre, we were easily able to connect them to a different SEACOM routing environment to give them additional capacity."

To implement this restoration, the SEACOM team had to identify, negotiate and sign contracts to establish multiple paths across the Mediterranean on cable systems that were unaffected by the recent cable cuts. Additionally, once these routing paths were chosen, cross connects at the Egypt and Marseille terminals had to be manually coupled by teams deployed at both sites.

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