About the NDC

Information Communication Technology (ICT) has become the major factor that ensures companies are able to gain competitive advantage through quick response to customer’s needs. The high costs of ICT infrastructure has had a negative bearing on such advantage which has reduced budgets for their core services. Outsourcing such ICT services through the utilisation of external Data Centre can come as a solution to such high total cost of ownership (TCO).

 The Royal Science and Technology Park’s (RSTP) National Data Centre (NDC) provides IT Managed services through the provision of advanced technology infrastructure that will enable companies to outsource their ICT functions and services, thus focus the bulk of their effort and budget on the delivery of their core products and services.

The National Data Centre strives to provide Services to enterprises and entities in both the private and public sector using secure technology as well as facilitating the transformation to an e-government structure with the implementation of multiple online government services. The National Data Centre strives to provide Services to enterprises and entities in both the private and public sector using secure technology as well as facilitating the transformation to an e-government structure with the implementation of multiple online government services.

      Objectives

  • To provide quality ICT services to the public and private sectoer using Agile and secured morden technologies
  • To be the e-government development and implementation platform
  • To support research and high-end computing   activities through the use of high performance computing (HPC) 
  • To participate in regional and international ICT initiatives and be a competent global citizen
  • To promote the use of ICT to improve the economy of the Kingdom of Eswatini

Goals and Visions of the NDC

  • To Provide modern and agile ICT infrastructure to the Kingdom of Eswatini
  • To aid Eswatini in moving towards secure business solutions such as an e-governmnet and e-commerce infrastructure
  • To participate in regional and international ICT initiatives and be a competent global citizen
  • A scalable ICT environment designed to deliver 100% of the customer’s business services which could potentially come in the form of web hosting service, secure data repositries and the provision of national payment gateways.
  • To equip our country with the skills and resources needed to compete within the global markets.

The Advantages and Benefits of the National Data Centre

  •  Scalability: we design scalable solutions which can be easily expanded to the development and growth strategy of your ICT needs.
  • Resiliency: We guarantee redundancy of all critical systems in the data centre, for the purpose of carrying out preventive maintenance, but also corrective remedies, without affecting the operation of IT. Secured parameters against cyberattacks. We guarantee availability 24/7. We have a Data Centre Infrastructure management system to enable tracking, alerting and energy usage. The NDC also provides real time data usage of all National Data Centre ICT resources from communication, processing and an administration interface.
  • Energy metering: we use smart row technologies to minimise operational costs such as power consumption, without compromising the quality of our services as well having real time and periodic reporting of electricity consumption equipment.
  • Latest Technologies: Our Data Centre was built using the most advanced resources and technology, through equipment geared towards performance, energy efficiency and cyber security. Adoption of technologies such as AI, ML, Crypto-Currency and block chain.
  • E-government: development and implementation platform which results in improved access to government services.
  • Threat Management System to detect and respond to cyber attacks.
  • Data Analytics to provide big data analytical tools.
  • Business Continuity to provide disaster recovery site with office space.
  • Stimulates e-commerce as enterprises now have access to affordable and modern technologiesto improve their competitiveness. 

Current Projects

Current ongoing project is the trasnformation towards an e-government structure within the Kingdom of Eswatini