African vendor-neutral data centre and interconnection services provider Teraco Data Environments Proprietary Limited says it has completed the JB3 data centre facility, which is sited on the Isando Campus in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg.
JB3 comprises 45,000 square metres of building structure, 12,000 square metres of data hall space, and 29MW of critical power load. When combined with the existing Isando Campus facilities, the critical power load totals 40MW across the campus data centre footprint – with room for further growth.
Teraco says the latest Isando Campus expansion meets growing demand by both cloud providers and enterprises for data centre capacity and enables Teraco to offer highly resilient and secure colocation facilities while working towards ensuring its long-term vision of enabling digital transformation across the African continent.
Teraco has over 600 clients, including key networks, cloud providers, global content and managed IT service providers. It also has direct access to Africa’s largest internet exchange, NAPAfrica, within its multitude of data centres.
Jan Hnizdo, CEO, Teraco, says that enterprises are now accelerating their digital transformation strategies and placing a greater focus on cloud adoption strategies. He says the company has continued to see growth in cloud adoption strategies, making its role significant for those who need access to robust digital infrastructure: “Over the last year,” he adds, “we have seen a 48 percent increase in direct interconnects to public cloud on-ramps, reflecting the increasing trend of cloud adoption by enterprises.”
And things won’t stop with JB3. The company broke ground on its 50,000 square metre JB4 facility in November. As we reported in February, the new data centre due for completion in Q1 2022, will be the largest single-site data centre on the African continent.