Founded in 2008, Teraco Data Environments has brought international best practice in vendor neutral data centre management to South Africa to give businesses a technically superior, physically safer and lower cost environment for their information systems. As the local telecommunications market began to deregulate, Teraco’s founders recognised an opportunity for a truly vendor neutral data centre offering in South Africa. The possibility of providing a service that was not tied to any Carrier or ISP became not only technically feasible and economically viable, but increasingly desirable to South African enterprises which needed unrestricted choice in how they interconnected their facilities and connected to the Internet.
Teraco Data Environments
Teraco is the first provider of resilient, vendor neutral data environments in South Africa. Clients benefit from the cost savings and improved resilience of securely housing their information systems and networking equipment in a colocation facility purpose-built and operated to global best practice by an expert organisation with an absolute focus on data centre technology and infrastructure.
Black Economic Empowerment
Teraco Data Environments is a certified level 4 contributor. As a South African organisation, we are committed to the spirit of empowerment and will continue to focus on improving every element of our BBBEE scorecard.
Corporate Social Investment
Teraco Connect Foundation
The Teraco Connect Foundation (“the Foundation”) has been established by Teraco Data Environments (Pty) Ltd (“Teraco”). Teraco’s over-arching business principle is that of “Open Access”. The philosophy of Open Access is built on the premise that businesses colocated within a Teraco data centre facility are freely able to interconnect to one another thereby reducing the costs of such interconnectivity and encouraging ecosystems to grow and flourish.
- Community upliftment through socio economic development projects; and
- Promoting sustainable access to the broader economy and developing broad based participation in the information, communication and technology (“ICT”) sector.
Consistent with the social investment mandate, the Teraco Connect Foundation has four primary areas of focus:
- Education The Foundation is focused on improving ICT access and capacity of educational institutions.
- Health The Foundation is focused on improving ICT access and capacity to organisations that have a mandate to improve the health and wellbeing of communities.
- Arts and Culture The Foundation is focused on improving ICT access and capacity to organisations that have a mandate to uplift communities through the promotion of arts and culture.
- Business Development and Entrepreneurs The Foundation is focused on improving ICT access and capacity of small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME’s) and thereby enabling sustainable broad based participation in the broader economy. Approved beneficiaries would include: Black micro and small businesses; Black owned businesses that make a contribution to transformation; all enterprises that make a substantial contribution to transformation
Transformation & BBBEE
Teraco is committed to sustainable transformation within the organisation and the empowerment of those who have been economically marginalised and disadvantaged through the discriminatory practices of the past. Teraco has achieved the BBBEE status of Level 4 contributor, with 110% BEE procurement recognition. Teraco aims to create a work environment that promotes equal opportunities for all, and acknowledges that it has an important role to play in normalising our society through positive contributions in the ICT sector.
Skills Development / Learnerships
This year’s focus for Teraco has been the journey of 50 unemployed students (25 based in Cape Town/ 25 based in Midrand) who were enrolled in a Pivotal Skills programme through the MICT Seta to complete a 3 month MCSA/MCSE course.
The facilitators involved with this project are: Broadband College of Technology – a 100% black women owned Level 1 BBBEE IT Training Institution offering locally and internationally accredited ICT learning programmes and courses and KMJ Services were the project managers, a 100% black owned Level 3 BBBEE company who provide learning and development solutions that seek to make a positive impact on the well-being of employed or unemployed learners.
Supplier and Enterprise Development
Teraco is privileged to be a founding partner of the Tshimologong Precinct.
As Africa’s largest data centre Teraco support the foresight and vision of Wits University and the Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) in creating a vibrant digital technology hub in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Tshimologong will support much needed skills development, job creation, entrepreneurship and the rejuvenation of Johannesburg’s inner city.
Tshimologong meaning new beginnings in seTswana is an initiative by Wits University, through its Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE). The Precinct will provide an exciting environment that will see programmers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs congregating in a half city block in Braamfontein. Teraco is a strategic partner along with the likes of Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Telkom, ACSA and the City of Johannesburg.
For more information please visit www.jcse.org.za/hub
Teraco Connect Trust
Teraco has chosen to support smaller, independent, black owned enterprises in an effort to encourage the growth of these businesses, which will in turn create jobs and economic opportunities.
As part of this program, the Teraco Connect Trust supports: BCNK, Collaborate, VOIMAR, the Foundation for Internet Development (Soweto Wireless), Mavoni Telecoms, and S’Fikile Consulting with a provision of services and support at 100% discount.
Teraco Connect Trust
As a large contributor and investor within the ICT sector in South Africa, Teraco recognizes the significance of building the necessary skills through improved access to education. Education is a cornerstone in building the skills required by our society in order to ensure a prosperous South Africa for all. Teraco has partnered with organisations that support this vision.
The Tomorrow Trust supports orphaned and vulnerable children throughout their educational journey. Providing holistic education, we focus on academics and life skills, thereby empowering them to reach their full potential as self-sustaining and proactive members of society. For more detailed information on the programmes offered please visit: www.tomorrow.org.za
Executive Board Members
- Lex van Wyk CEO
- Jan Hnizdo Managing Director / CFO
Non-Executive Board Members
- Andrew Tuckey Chairman
- Unathi Magwentshu Non-Executive Director
- Michail Zekkos Non-Executive Director
- Michael Tobin Non-Executive Director
Working at Teraco
If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please submit your details along with your CV using the form provided on each listing. Successful candidates will be contacted by Teraco's recruitment team to arrange interviews.Careers @ Teraco
Call for Host Employers
Teraco Data Environments (Pty) Ltd. would like to invite companies within the ICT Sector based within Johannesburg and Cape Town to host interns certified in MCSE Private Cloud and MCSE Server Infrastructure.
The internship is fully funded by the MICT SETA and there will be no cost incurred by the Host Employer.
Host Employers can indicate their interest by contacting our Project Management Company KMJ services (Pty) Ltd. for further information at the following email address: [email protected] or contact KMJ on 011 312 5133 and request Innocent Maseko or Mapaseka Mahlangu.