Teraco aims for 50-megawatt data centre offering in South Africa
14th November 2016,
Johannesburg - South Africa
Africa's largest colocation data centre provider, Teraco Data Environments, today announced that it has kicked off construction on a new data centre in River Fields Bredell, 20km north of the current Isando campus. While Teraco finalises the expansion of its Isando campus to 20 megawatts, it has commenced with a new 24 megawatt Bredell build.
He says the current 20-megawatt site will be completed in December 2016 and the target for the new site's completion is September 2017. "The new data centre facility will be situated in Bredell, we are excited to be part of the development of the area and to be able to meet the demands of our local and global clients."
As part of the expansion to Bredell, Teraco will also be extending NAPAfrica, Africa's largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP): "We want to ensure that all our clients are able to benefit from the peering exchange and all the technology within existing Teraco data centres," says Van Wyk.
Giving context to the rapid expansion and impressive 50 megawatt power offering, van Wyk says there are a few very key drivers for growth within the colocation data centre market: "Cloud computing and outsourcing within enterprise has grown in acceptance and popularity. The Internet of Things (IoT), increased demand for online content and storage requirements are also all trends playing a significant role within a data centre."