Welcome to Nashua NEST

Nashua NEST was created in 2015 in Gaborone, Botswana as a CSP (Cloud Service Provider) to provide internationally competitive services to the local and eventually pan-African markets. Our company is the first Botswana based CSP and we strive to be the best, most trusted, agile and professional local and ultimately pan-African CSP. Initially created as C-Nest, our company merged with Nashua Botswana in 2018, becoming Nashua NEST.

We provide secure, fast, reliable, scalable and redundant Cloud based services and solutions to local SME’s, larger private corporations and government departments.

Unlike many Cloud based services and resource providers, we maintain our own data center and employees, we are not simply re-sellers of hosting services and server services from other companies. You should know that many cloud service companies are renting server space in third party data-centers or simply re-selling others services and infrastructure, with no actual in-house infrastructure or expertise. We have our own Botswana based data-center, infrastructure and expert staff at your complete disposal 24/7, in full compliance with all Uptime Institute tier-2 data center requirements.

We absolutely value professionalism, integrity and the delivery of real business value to our clients. Our clients are our partners in a journey to continuously maximize our technological and human resources, ultimately to the benefit of our organizations and to the development of our continent.

NEST Data Centre

Our Botswana data centre is based in Nashua’s Gaborone head office.

Currently we can accomodate 28 * 42u racks and our facility has the following features:

  • 24/7/365 phyisical security provided by 3rd party leading local security company, with high permiter fencing
  • Recorded CCTV on all external and internal access routes to the data centre, CCTV monitored and manned 24*7 via Nashua’s AI OSM
  • Logged bio-metric access control on all access routes (data centre access requires verification at 4 different touch points)
  • Provision of seated staging area in the event of on-site access to hosted infrastructure is needed
  • 2N redundancy on UPS and rack PDU provision with separate power room
  • N+1 redundancy on data centre cooling infrastructure
  • 2 industrial generators in event of power outages with main generator operating 2*3,000l tanks with seperate fuel feeds
  • Vendor neutral connectivity, currently with NCONNECT and LiquidTelecom fibre and radio connectivity, Liquid Telecom’s Botswana POP is within our premises
  • Compliant with Uptime Institute tier-2 requirements and recommendations
  • Co-location available on our racks from full 42u rack to 2u rack space with rapid turn-around times on access/setup

Our Mission

Is to provide internationally competitive Could Computing services, within the IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and DRaaS deployment models to our local and eventually pan-African markets.

Our Philosophy

We are business value driven. Our technologists may live and breath technology but Nashua NEST lives and breathes the delivery of business value to our clients. Cloud Computing is here and it’s use is growing rapidly; you’re either on this steam-roller or your part of the road. We are focused on ensuring our clients are riding the steam-roller!

Our Promise

We will treat your business with the same professionalism as we do our own. We will never over-promise and under-deliver and will always provide the best solutions for your needs. We promise complete honesty and transparency and if we get it wrong we will always admit it!

Meet Our Team Members

Tommy Sosa
Tommy SosaTechnical Director
Tommy has 15+ years industry experience, most of these involved with the use and implementation if Linux and Open Source software solutions with extensive experience in the design and implementation of HP based mass storage solutions frequently employing virtualization solutions around Oracle VM and VMware servers, with additional senior consultant experience in designing/delivering SAN, VMware and DR solutions for large corporate clients and government. Tommy has relevant formal industry certifications covering HP SAN solutions, HP StorageWorks EVA Solutions and certified VMware solutions qualifications in addition to MS certifications in Win2008 AD configuration, Win7 Configuring etc,. He previously worked for the leading local technology company as their principal consultant on server farm and virtualization solutions design and implementation and solutions and mentoring and training local technical staff.
Ray Broome
Ray BroomeDirector
Ray has 25 years’ experience as an IT professional the majority of which has been in the financial sector, latterly as a consultant for global software solutions providers specializing in trading and fund administration systems. He has extensive solutions design and implementation experience having worked in many sectors from application specialist with Hewlett Packard, software designer for the Royal Saudi Air Force to consultant on international trading and banking systems. He has significant international experience having worked on-site with clients from Iceland to African and has held roles from software developer to development project manager for global investment banks. He has spent the last 6+ years living and working in African and like all C-NEST’ers is totally committed to empowering and enabling Africa via technology.

Shane Cooper

Chief Engineer

Shane was previously a Systems and Networks manager. He has considerable experience configuring and supporting complex international network technologies across VPNs, LANS, MANs, WANs for corporate and ISP clients and he has expert level Cisco and Linux skills.

Other C-NEST’ers

All of our employees (C-NEST’ers) are at the center of everything we do, from our technical gurus to our delivery staff, they make our business work better and they will make your business work better.