Teraco concludes JB3 expansion
Vendor-neutral data centre provider Teraco Data Environments has completed its multi-billion-rand JB3 facility (pictured) on the Isando Campus in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, South Africa.
The 45,000-square-metre facility contains 12,000 square metres of data hall space and 29MW of critical power load, giving Teraco a total of 40MW of capacity on the campus and room for further growth.
The expansion comes after the company announced late last year that it had begun constructing a 38MW facility in Ekurhuleni called JB4, due for completion in early 2022. Such moves are aimed at fulfilling rising demand for secure and resilient data centre capacity among cloud providers and enterprises as hyperscale requirements ramp up, and ultimately helping boost digital transformation across Africa.
The JB3 investment also “aligns with the support we pledged to the South African government’s investment drive and our commitment to investing billions of rands into South Africa’s digital infrastructure”, added Teraco CEO Jan Hnizdo.
More than 200 telcos offer connectivity to Africa within the Teraco platform. The firm seeks to help enterprises scale their digital footprints via low-latency interconnection to partners, cloud and content, with scope for public, private and hybrid cloud strategies.
Illustrating the continued rapid trend towards the cloud, Hnizdo said: “Over the last year, we have seen a 48% increase in direct interconnects to public cloud on-ramps, reflecting the increasing trend of cloud adoption by enterprises.”