Snowball is an Internet Service Provider and web development company that was founded 1998 by Eugene and Storm van der Merwe. Both founders are still managing the company today.
Our portfolio of services comprise Internet connectivity, hosting, and web design and development.
Connectivity options include fibre, wireless, virtual private networking (VPN), ADSL (capped, uncapped and unshaped) and leased line services.
Snowball has built a wireless network that spans most of the Western Cape from Gordon’s Bay to Koeberg, including Stellenbosch, Cape Town, and Simonstown. We own and operate the entire network consisting of more than 50 base stations and thousands of radios servicing many thousands of users.
Snowball has built a data centre in Technopark Stellenbosch from where we offer a range of hosting services. The data centre was designed by Infrastructure Solutions and all key components of the data centre was built with redundancy in mind. At our facility redundant components include UPS, separate distinct power feeds to each cabinet, air conditioning and generators. The facility is highly secure with biometric access and CCTV throughout the entire complex.
Snowball has a 24-hour help desk that monitors all critical systems in the data centre and on the wireless network.
Snowball’s hosting packages include shared web hosting (Linux Web Hosting and Windows Web Hosting), virtual server hosting (VPS), dedicated server hosting, and co-location. We also host telecommunications facilities.
Snowball is the preferred Internet service provider in South Africa for Internet connectivity and hosting services. A combination of highly skilled staff, years of experience, and a modern data centre sets us apart in a very competitive industry.
Research & Development
At Snowball we focus on high availability through redundancy and monitoring.
We use multiple upstream Internet service providers, such as SAIX, Neotel and Internet Solutions.
Our hosting platforms are continuously upgraded to keep abreast of the latest technology.
Some of our other specialities include hotspot solutions and the roll-out of large scale wireless infrastructures.
Snowball’s technical teams are all specialist in IP networking, where we have a big emphasis on re-education. Currently our team has a number of fully qualified CCNAs and CCNP.