Huge new data centre for South Africa

Teraco has started construction on a new data centre in River Fields Bredell, 20km north of its Johannesburg facility in Isando.

Construction of the new 24MW data centre will proceed while Teraco finalises the expansion of Isando to 20MW.

Isando’s expansion will be finished in December 2016 and the target for the new site’s completion is September 2017.

Teraco CEO Lex van Wyk said that this will bring their total power supply to 50MW by the end of 2017.

“Teraco will be comparable to global data centres and by a large margin, Africa’s biggest data centre provider,” said Van Wyk.

As part of the expansion to Bredell, Teraco said it will extend NAPAfrica, its free Internet Exchange Point.

“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.”

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