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ContinuitySA, Africa’s leading provider of business resilience solutions, has successfully transferred its existing Bellville work area recovery capability and data centre into much larger premises in the upmarket Willowbridge Place development, adjacent to the Willowbridge Mall in Tyger Valley. The new facility offers 5225m2 of state-of-the-art business continuity and disaster recovery infrastructure for an expanding client base.

“The new Willowbridge facility replaces the outdated Bellville premises, and offers top-notch accommodation in an AAA-rated building that is conveniently located close to the N1 highway,” says Michael Davies, CEO of ContinuitySA. “It complements the existing work area recovery facility in Somerset West, providing our growing Cape client base with an even better business-resilience solution.”

ContinuitySA’s newest business continuity facility offers extensive work-area recovery capabilities with either laptops or desktops and voice-over-Internet protocol telephones and a data centre. The site boasts excellent communications supplied by Internet Solutions, ContinuitySA’s parent company, 24-hour physical surveillance, a gas fire-suppression system in the data centre, and fully resilient power supply with backup diesel generators and a centralised uninterruptible power supply for all services. Ample parking is provided, along with a modern canteen and shower facilities.

Davies says that one innovative service offering is Production Management Services, which allows clients to use the Willowbridge Centre for some of their day-to-day business activities. “This effectively means that the work-area recovery and disaster recovery capabilities are being constantly tested—thus ensuring business resilience,” he explains. “One of the drivers behind this expansion is the undoubted greater attention South African businesses are giving to business resilience, and a consequent focus on business continuity management.