Intelligent Data Centres Issue 33 | Page 61

Teraco completes Cape Town hyperscale data centre campus expansion

Teraco Data Environments Proprietary Limited , one of Africa ’ s largest vendor-neutral data centres and interconnection services providers , has announced the completion of Phase 1 of CT2 , its new hyperscale data centre in Brackenfell , Cape Town – one of the largest data centres in the Western Cape .

The new facility supports the growing demand by enterprises and cloud providers for data centre capacity . CT2 offers highly resilient and secure colocation facilities in line with Teraco ’ s long-term vision of enabling Digital Transformation across Africa .
Cape Town , as one of Africa ’ s most digitally connected cities , is a logical destination for Teraco ’ s continued investment into data centre infrastructure on the continent . Home to thriving digitally connected enterprises including telecommunications , financial services , e-commerce , logistics and retail ; Cape
Town benefits from its enviable location at the southern tip of Africa and the landing of many major subsea cable systems , such as ACE , WACS , SAT-3 and SAFE . The abundance of subsea cable connectivity is set to continue with Google ’ s Equiano and the 2AFRICA cable system developments .
CT2 represents a strategic addition to Platform Teraco , offering enterprises a scalable platform for IT infrastructure deployment while sustaining performance , reliability , security and a comprehensive network choice . The first phase of CT2 comprises 25,000sqm of building structure , 8,000sqm of data hall space and 18MW of critical power load . Teraco has secured adjacent land and power for future expansion and brings the total critical power load to 36MW at end state .
As part of Teraco ’ s broader Cape Town campus , both the CT1 and CT2 data centres provide enterprises with direct access to Platform Teraco ; a
rich ecosystem of over 250 network providers , global cloud on-ramps , subsea cable systems , access to over 50 managed service providers and direct peering at NAPAfrica .
Clients deployed in either of these facilities can connect to AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute directly or via Teraco ’ s Africa Cloud Exchange .
Jan Hnizdo , CEO , Teraco , said : “ Forming a vital part of the African IT landscape , Platform Teraco is an essential part of the modern enterprise ’ s Digital Transformation strategy with its diverse industry ecosystems and open interconnection marketplace .”
CT2 is connected to all the other Teraco data centres through the diverse ecosystem of network operators in the facility , making it ideal for the distributed interconnection defined architecture of the modern enterprise . ◊
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