Teraco Data Environments has completed its Bredell facility in Johannesburg. Described by the company as Africa’s first “hyperscale data centre”, the site, on Gauteng’s East Rand, has over 24MW of power and 6 000sq m of technical deployment space.
The data centre, which is the largest such commercial facility in Africa, was built like a warehouse instead of more traditional brick-and-mortar buildings, said Gys Geyser, Teraco’s head of infrastructure deployment. It was built in 12 months.
Geyser said Teraco designed the facility by incorporating different elements of tiering solutions and industry best practices to ensure “concurrent maintainability”, with added enhancements to cover different levels of fault tolerance.
“We were able to double the power and cooling capacity, using similar mission-critical footprints gained from previous deployments,” he said.
Bredell is the fourth facility built by Teraco, which also has locations in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg (Isando). Current power provision totals 50MW, with over 18 000sq m of white space.
The Bredell site is expected to host its first tenant this month. — (c) 2017 NewsCentral Media