Top 7 of our data center perks

At Datasur we understand the need for an efficient ICT infrastructure at an affordable rate with an excellent quality of service all too well. Great quality at an affordable price isn’t the only benefit you’ll have when working with us though. Here are the top 7 perks you can enjoy when working with Datasur.

Data Security / Information Security
Information security is very important to Datasur. This is why Datasur is one of the few companies in Suriname to be ISO 27001 Certified; an important ISO standard in the data center world. With this, Datasur can demonstrate that customer information is handled in a safe manner. Two Important factors are the way in which data is stored and who has access to the data. This certification is not self-evident for Datasur. To be eligible for this, Datasur must go through a strict annual audit procedure. The audit is carried out by a competent external party.

Cloud solutions
In 2020, cloud solutions are indispensable. With the various cloud solutions that Datasur offers, you can save costs and only pay for what you use. In data center terms people speak of “pay as you use or pay as you grow”. Nowadays you no longer have to invest in a server and you no longer have to set up server space. You simply pay a fixed amount per month for a virtual private server. For example, you can replace your file server and use our file sharing service Mybox. You no longer have to worry about server management or updating a file server. These tasks are now the full responsibility of Datasur. The investments of your ICT infrastructure are fully converted into operational costs. This means you don’t have any depreciation costs for hardware or problems with hardware life cycle management.

Data is local
At Datasur you have the option to store your data locally in Suriname. This is very important for the government and financial institutions because of legislation. In urgent cases, it is possible to collect your data from the Datasur data center. This is all possible because your data is stored within the borders of Suriname.

Local support team
Datasur offers local support. This takes away hassles like having to speak a foreign language when reporting a malfunction. The Datasur support team is always available by phone. You can also easily make an appointment for our team to visit your company for support or to make a non-binding network scan of your organization.

High Availability
The Datasur data center is Tier III designed, but Tier II implemented. Data centers are categorized into four levels: TIER I, II, III, and IV. These levels correspond to a number of guarantees for the type of hardware deployed in the data center to ensure availability and redundancy.


Custom-made solutions
In addition to on-the-shelf solutions, Datasur also offers custom-made solutions. The Datasur Project Management team makes a design based on intake conversations with the customer and translates this into a working solution. This can vary from a custom virtual private server to a dedicated private cloud solution.

Innovation is very important to Datasur. This is why Datasur recently also started offering Hyper-Converged cloud platforms as dedicated private cloud environments. A Hyper-Converged environment is one component that combines servers and local storage. Multiple of these components can be linked together to increase performance and storage, also known as scale-out architecture. These are fully integrated solutions. These solutions are built on the basis of industry-standard components. The storage of these components consists of software (Software-Defined Storage). This allows the storage to grow synchronously with the server. This eliminates the need for traditional storage, also known as SAN. With Hyper-Converged environments, higher availability and faster response time can be achieved.

Would you like to learn more about how Datasur can help improve your Business’ ICT-infrastructure? Contact us today via: +597 420909 or [email protected].

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.