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Powering Through Load Shedding Chaos: Safeguarding Network Infrastructure for Uninterrupted Business Operations

Load shedding, a result of Eskom’s electricity challenges, has ingrained itself into South Africa’s daily life. The impact on various sectors, including IT infrastructure, is undeniable. This article delves into the repercussions of load shedding on network infrastructure and explores viable solutions to help businesses remain unscathed, highlighting how One Eighty can provide the necessary support.

Understanding the Load Shedding Scenario:

Since its inception in 2007, load shedding has become a regular occurrence in South Africa due to Eskom’s inadequate maintenance and planning. The past year has been particularly challenging, with more than 200 days of load shedding in 2022 alone. The economy has felt the strain, with GDP falling and industries experiencing disruptions.

Impact on IT Infrastructure:

An organization’s IT infrastructure serves as the backbone of its operations, encompassing hardware, software, networks, and more. Frequent power outages can inflict serious damage on this foundation, causing hardware failures due to voltage fluctuations. Software systems, including business-critical applications, are also at risk.

Networks, both local and wide area, and virtual private networks suffer disruptions, leading to missed deadlines, financial losses, and decreased productivity. Furthermore, the potential loss of essential data remains a significant concern, even with backup systems in place.

One Eighty’s Solutions:

One Eighty offers comprehensive IT solutions to mitigate the impact of load shedding on businesses. Our expertise spans hardware and software protection, ensuring your systems remain resilient against voltage fluctuations. We specialize in safeguarding networks, guaranteeing uninterrupted data flow and remote access for optimal productivity.

Our services extend to data backup and disaster recovery strategies, preventing data loss even in the face of load shedding-induced disruptions. With a focus on governance of IT, security measures, and user support, we provide a holistic approach to managing and maintaining IT infrastructure.


Load shedding continues to challenge South Africa’s economic stability, especially for businesses heavily reliant on IT infrastructure. By partnering with One Eighty, businesses can fortify their systems against the adverse effects of load shedding. Our expertise in hardware protection, network resilience, data backup, and comprehensive IT management ensures uninterrupted operations and optimal productivity. Contact us today to safeguard your business from the impacts of load shedding and secure a brighter technological future.