Teraco Data Environments has completed the second and final phase of its massive new data centre, JB3, at its Isando campus in Johannesburg. Here’s what it looks like.
The multibillion-rand Africa Coast to Europe submarine Internet cable system, which connects South Africa and Europe along Africa’s west coast, is now accessible in through Teraco’s peering infrastructure.
Dimension Data’s newly appointed CEO, Werner Kapp, said the company’s parent, NTT, sees Africa and the Middle East as ripe with potential.
Promoted | Teraco, Africa’s largest and most interconnected data centre operator, has become an integral node to the Meltingpot Indianoceanic Submarine System, or Métiss.
Teraco Data Environments has concluded its biggest fundraising round to date, securing R2.5-billion from Absa and other lenders that will be used to build a giant new data centre east of Johannesburg.
Telkom’s ICT services business BCX will spin off its data centre business into another Telkom subsidiary, Gyro, and the telecommunications group may then seek external investors.
Promoted | Teraco Data Environments has achieved International Standard on Assurance Engagements ISAE 3402 Type 1 attestation for the trust principles of security and availability.
The paint has barely dried on phase 1 of Teraco’s huge new expansion of its Isando data centre but the company is already embarking on its next big build: a massive, R4-billion facility north of OR Tambo International Airport.
NAPAfrica, the Internet exchange point owned by data centre operator Teraco, has seen a 50% spike in peak traffic volumes in the past five months, driven by the lockdown and work-from-home measures.
Teraco Data Environments plans to invest R4-billion in Africa to meet rising demand for data as the continent’s governments battle the coronavirus.