Teraco begins expansion of CT2 hyperscale datacentre

  • Teraco has the expansion of its CT2 hyperscale datacentre facility in Brackenfell, Cape Town.
  • The expansion will increase the critical load capacity of the datacentre facility by 30 megawatts.
  • The expansion is scheduled for completion in early 2025.

Teraco has announced a significant upgrade to its CT2 hyperscale datacentre facility in Brackenfell, Cape Town, with an expansion having just kicked off.

The expansion is scheduled for completion in early 2025 and will incorporate the latest environmentally sustainable cooling and water management designs, the company confirmed, adding that it will increase the critical load capacity of the facility by a further 30 megawatts.

“The facility expansion caters for the increasing demand by enterprise customers and hyperscale cloud providers for data centre capacity. The CT2 facility offers highly resilient and secure colocation facilities in line with Teraco’s long-term vision of enabling digital transformation across Africa,” Teraco noted in a press release sent to Hypertext.

“Teraco is committed to growing its capacity footprint across its core hubs. We ensure our clients have the flexibility to scale and take advantage of the digital transformation across sub-Saharan Africa. We continue to invest significantly in the region’s ICT infrastructure and have built out Africa’s largest data centre platform,” added Jan Hnizdo, CEO at Teraco.

The company also pointed out that CT2 phase 2 will comprise four data halls of 5.3MW, two data halls of 3.1MW, and a further two data halls of 2.2MW. It is set to be built over three levels upon completion, with the entire CT2 facility supporting a total IT load of 50MW.

“As part of Teraco’s broader Cape Town Campus, CT2 is connected to CT1 with diverse fibre routes and provides 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, Africa’s largest internet exchange point,” it highlighted.

“CT2 has been designed to put sustainability first and minimise its environmental footprint. Incorporating state-of-the-art cooling designs with a closed-loop chilled water system that offers 100% free air cooling. This design introduces industry leading PUEs, minimising energy consumption and reducing to zero water used in the ongoing cooling process,” it continued.

Upon completion, the total critical load capacity available to Teraco across all of its data centre facilities will be 185MW, which includes the Isando Campus JB1/JB3/JB5 (70MW), Bredell Campus JB2/JB4 (64MW), Cape Town Campus CT1/CT2 (50MW), and Durban (1MW).

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