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Teraco begins construction on its largest DC yet

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As the cloud services sector continues to grow locally, hyperscale infrastructure must also grow.

To that end Teraco has announced it has broken ground on a new hyperscale data centre which will boast 38MW of critical load.

This pushes total critical power load capacity at Teraco facilities to 110MW.

The new data centre (which you can see in the render in our header image) will be located in Ekurhuleni but will be 20km away from Teraco’s JB1 and JB3 facilities. The new data centre, JB4, will be connected to JB1 and JB3 via multiple fibre paths.

The data centre will be built in two phases, The first phase will see the construction of eight 1 000m² halls with 19MW of critical power load.

Once complete, JB4 will house 16 halls spanning 1 000m².

“Teraco continues to invest significantly into the region’s ICT infrastructure and has built what is now Africa’s largest data centre platform. We take pride in our vendor-neutral offering, enabling open access to interconnection and world-class resilient data centre infrastructure for all our clients,” Teraco’s chief executive officer, Jan Hnizdo, said in a statement.

This new data centre will be Teraco’s seventh. It currently operates data centres in the following cities:

  • Isando Campus – JB1/JB3 (39MW)
  • Bredell – JB2 (13MW)
  • Rondebosch Cape Town – CT1 (3MW)
  • Brackenfell Cape Town – CT2 (18MW)
  • Durban – (1MW)

“The continued increase of cloud adoption in Africa is also being enabled by investments in critical infrastructure, including hyperscale data centre facilities such as JB4. This will enable global cloud clients to service not only the South African market but reach the rest of the sub-Saharan African region as well,” Hnizdo added.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.