Datasur was founded on June 5, 2014 to store Big Data locally and bring the international cloud closer. Suriname was in need of a commercial data center where data, servers, applications could be managed in a responsible and professional manner. This need has been evident over the past seven years as we notice a tremendous growth of our customer base, which today counts over more than 300 companies in various sectors. We understand all too well the need for an efficient ICT infrastructure at an affordable rate with excellent quality.

At Datasur, we are committed, convinced and enthusiastic to continuously contribute together with our customers and partners to the sustainable and disruptive growth of the ICT business in Suriname, with the primary focus on datacenter, cloud, hosting and consultancy services. To start and accelerate this journey, we have been able to place Datasur (i.e. Suriname) at the international forefront of existential partnerships in recent months with renowned vendors and solution providers such as: Huawei, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Dell, Google and Microsoft. We have also partnered with three of the largest international data center operators: Amazon (AWS), Equinix and AMS-IX. Partnerships with these global companies enable us to continue to better serve our customers, partners and the ICT industry, ensuring operational excellence and mutual business benefits. This will also serve as a foundation to be able to offer Datasur’s services within the Caribbean, with new strategic portfolio-oriented product and service innovations to be implemented in the upcoming period.

It is important to point out that the digital world we live in has many vulnerabilities, but the internet has become indispensable in almost every organization. Over the years, the number of cyber-attacks worldwide has increased dramatically. We cannot escape the dangers associated with connecting to the Internet. If there are weaknesses in your ICT infrastructure, this can have major consequences for your organization. Can you imagine having your personal information or confidential business information exposed? It is therefore important to protect ourselves against all possible threats. With a few basic measures, you can quickly ensure that your data is protected at all times.

Information security is therefore very important to Datasur. Datasur is one of the few companies in Suriname that is ISO 27001 certified, an important ISO standard in the data center world. This ensures the right balance between policy, safety, innovation, risk and service level management. Thanks to our state-of-the-art Tier 2 data center, we continue to provide all organizations, both local and regional, with top privacy, security and reliability of all their business-critical data and applications and ultimately digital development. This allows Datasur to demonstrate that customer information is handled securely. Two important factors are how data is stored and who has access to the data. This certification is not self-evident for Datasur. To qualify for this, Datasur has to go through a strict audit procedure every year. The audit is performed by a competent external party.

“We at Datasur believe that every company deserves to grow through innovation-driven digitization. We are more than ever committed, motivated and confident to help you and your business grow through the use of ICT services. Datasur will actively and consistently contribute to the ICT development of and in Suriname, with a distinctive focus on data center, cloud, hosting and consultancy services,” said CEO Datasur, Mr. Anvit Ramlakhan.

Whitney de Rijp, MBA in Innovation and Technology.
Whitney de Rijp is a young driven Surinamese woman. She has been working at Datasur for over 6 years. Together with her top team, they ensure that customer data is stored securely all over the world which helps them focus on their core business.

Integrity, authenticity and just being herself is the mode for success as a Commercial Affairs Manager. Furthermore, she finds it very important to maximize effectiveness and of course lead by example. For both the internal and the external organization she is very transparent, which also fosters loyalty and engagement with the company goals.

Jurgen Schmeltz has as a Bachelor's degree in Information and Communication Technology and several IT certifications. His IT career started in Johannesburg, South Africa at IBM where he gained international experience for 5 years. When he came back to Suriname, he worked for two IT companies and also gained experience in VOIP, Backup Solutions and Microsoft Products.

At the moment Jurgen is a Cloud and Datacenter Infrastructure Specialist with many years of experience in the field of Microsoft Virtualization, Workplace Automation, Backup, Replication and Data Center Infrastructure. He currently holds the position of Operations Manager and is responsible for managing the Datacenter Operations such as Cloud and Network infrastructure.

Furthermore, he is also responsible for managing daily Facility Operations of the Datasur Datacenters and Project Lead for Cloud and Datacenter expansion projects. In his free time he’s a parttime lecturer at the two technical Universities in Suriname.

On behalf of Datasur Jurgen Schmeltz is also chairman of SUR-IX. The Suriname Internet Exchange Point which will be operational before the end of 2022

Sheetal Ganput works as the General Affairs Manager at Datasur. In this role she is part of the management team and reports to the CEO of Datasur.

She is a very self-driven, detail-oriented & hardworking young professional. She has helped to reorganize the company in the field of Office, HRM and Supply Chain Management.

Sheetal has her B.Sc. in Business Management and also completed her M.Sc. completed in Business Management with a specialization in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. She is very progressive and is currently doing her Ph.D. study in Leadership & Management

Our CEO, Dr. Anvit Ramlakhan is a prolific strong inspiring inclusive young professional leader from Suriname, working in different fields to contribute for the betterment of humanity and the world. He is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the ICT industry for several years, with a widespread of skills in operations, quality, risk, project, business, strategy, product portfolio management (just to name a few). At Datasur Anvit oversees the total company performance on strategical level, with a strong focus on business growth, innovation, customer experience and financial profitability.

Furthermore, Anvit contributes to development of the Surinamese youth by lecturing and tutoring at four university study organizations in Suriname on undergraduate and postgraduate levels within study fields such as ICT, Electrical engineering, Organization management, Process management, Business intelligence, MBA, etc.

He has a strong professional background with a cum laude doctorate (Ph.D. in Management- Information and Technology) from the Akamai University in USA, Master of Science (M.Sc.) with merit in Information Systems from Anglia Ruskin University in London, UK and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Telecommunications from Anton de Kom University in Paramaribo, Suriname. He currently is finishing up his MBA in Strategic Management and Leadership at the London School of International Business, London, UK.

Anvit has several prolific leadership and business certifications, ongoing humanity service, extensive spiritual drive and a personal theme which is as follows: “Continuous progressive successful excellence”. He is part of volunteer organization HSS for 20+ years, through which character molding, collaboration and way of living for the youth is created and augmented.

In January 2022 he has been elected for two years as Chairman of the ICT Association in Suriname, in order to help strategize the sustainable digital economic development of Suriname. Furthermore he also has been elected as Chairman for the Suriname Business Youth Association in June 2021 for a period of two years, whereby development and support of young entrepreneurs and professionals is one of the main goals. Anvit is also part of the presidential working groups on areas of e-Government and wage council.