Snowball is a data centre operator and internet service provider founded in 1998.
The business consists of a team of dedicated and passionate individuals who put a lot of emphasis on running great infrastructure whilst also providing excellent customer service. Snowball’s ethos is to always be there for the client.
The data centre is in Technopark Stellenbosch from where we offer dedicated server hosting, colocation, virtual server hosting, and Linux and Web hosting services.
Connectivity services comprise capped and uncapped ADSL, wireless broadband, and specialised wireless solutions such as symmetrical wireless, point to point wireless, and coupon-based wireless internet hotspots.
Snowball has a wireless network that spans most of the Western Cape from Gordon’s Bay to Melkbosstrand, including Stellenbosch, Helderberg, Paarl, Wellington, Cape Town, Northern Suburbs and Simonstown / Glencairn. The network consists of more than 50 base stations and thousands of radios servicing many thousands of users. It was built in it’s entirety by us and is managed and operated by us.
Snowball has a 24-hour help desk that monitors all critical systems in the data centre and on the network.
At the forefront of technology
To stay ahead in the game Snowball does intensive research and adapts as technology evolves. We spend a lot of time finding the most cost effective solution and bandwidth for our clients, always passing on the savings as the market changes. In a way a business is never complete because of technology and new competition. By continuously reinvesting in our people, infrastructure, and systems, we keep on building competitive product offerings that serve our clients’ needs.
Active Systems provides excellent service and backup for a superior range of products. +27 21 887-1822
Cape Chamber of Commerce
Snowball is a proud member of the Cape Chamber of Commerce, one of the oldest business associations in South Africa.
Connection-Telecom is a next generation Telecommunications Service Provider offering superior products and services for the Voice over IP Industry. Being registered with Connection-Telecom’s allows Snowball to provide excellent pricing on Digium and Sirrix products for modern day Asterisk implementations.
Crimson Line offers remote and on-site IT support to SME’s. They support Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX and Linux operating systems. Their aim, as highly skilled computer engineers, is to provide cost effective IT solutions which serve to maintain your productivity.
Internet Service Providers’ Association
Snowball is a member of the Internet Service Providers association of South Africa and as such adheres to all the rules and regulations of it’s code of conduct.
Netcash – Netcash is a superior supplier of Electronic Fund Transfer Services (EFTS). 0861 558 558
Snowball is a registered dealer with Pinnacle Workgroup which gives us access to a range of products such as AMD, Sony, Microsoft, Proline, Canon, Panasonic, LG, Logitech, Seagate, Labtec, Hitachi, Mitsumi, D-Link, MSI, Foxconn, Panasonic, Dicota, Microsoft, Verbatim, Canon, Apacer, Symbol, Verbatim, Hauppauge and Trust.
PRTG monitors your network 24/7 to timely alert you to issues before they become emergencies.
Thawte is a leading global Certification Authority. Their SSL and code signing digital certificates are used globally to secure servers, provide data encryption, authenticate users, protect privacy and assure online identifies through stringent authentication and verification processes.
Wireless Access Provider’s Association
Snowball is a founding member of the Wireless Access Provider’s Association, a self-governing body that was formed to promote use of the ISM frequency spectrum.
The mission of the organisation is to assist disadvantaged schools and communities by providing academic, social and environmental support and equipping children with skills for life long learning. We recognise each child as unique and special and aim to support the holistic development of the child.
The Glenelly Estate is in the Ida’s Valley, located in Stellenbosch, on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain. Its origins date back to the seventeenth century. Simon van der Stel, Governor of the Cape, gave the land to the Huguenot François Villion. In 1812, the estate passed to Johan Peter de Villiers, and finally in 1911 it became the property of a British Famliy, the Garlicks.
Their approach is simple. They work with you as a creative and strategic partner to produce distinct and effective design that gets results and inspires your target audience. Whether it be an international brand or a local start-up business, they bring the same amount of passion and enthusiasm to each project – delivering clear, effective, inspiring communication to a broad range of audiences and sectors.
Newkidz on the Block
Newkidz is an organization that was formed in 2007 after a group of friends from Cape Town (in South Africa) saw a need at a Children’s Home for abandoned and orphaned children in one of the local communities called Mfuleni, just north of Cape Town.
A Non Profit and Public Benefit Organisation, with the aim to support its members in their conservation efforts,as well as providing services in the surrounding communities. The Conservancy is situated in the wine region of Stellenbosch amid rare renosterveld fynbos, just 50 kilometers from Cape Town, South Africa.
Love 2 Give 2 Children
The Stellenbosch Community Development Programme (SCDP) is a non-profit, donor-funded, public-benefit organisation, based in Kayamandi, a peri-urban area where the majority of residents (30 000) come in search of work. Most live in informal settlements and in dire poverty. This, coupled with a high incidence of illiteracy and HIV/Aids, makes Kayamandi a community in desperate need of assistance.
Son Surf School
Located in Strand and Melkbos (Cape Town) as well as Jeffrey’s Bay (Eastern Cape) and St. Mikes (KwaZulu-Natal), each Son Surf School aims to give you an authentic surfing experience.