Teraco that completed its Bredell hyperscale data centre last year, with deployment of space of over 6000m² and a municipal power supply of 24MVA, is planning to expand its Cape Town facility.
Cape Town, though a smaller regional market for Teraco, due to the increased commercialization of cloud, has started to flourish. Van Wyk, CEO, says that Teraco Cape Town will be upgraded and extended as more local organizations and international brands look to colocate and offer services. The expansion of Cape Town is strategic to Teraco and in line with the rising demand for dense power environments of today’s cloud-driven businesses
As reported earlier, Pan-African telecom company, Seacom, deployed 100Gbps Ethernet technology in its data center core Points of Presence (PoPs) in Teraco Johannesburg and Teraco Cape Town early last month.
A2X which competes directly with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) joined Teraco’s ecosystem in a bid to bring a faster trading platform to its client.
The data centre provider currently has a total power supply of 50 megawatts and operates vendor neutral colocation data centres in Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg. Teraco is an interconnection hub for cloud service providers and does not offer cloud services – but provides an introduction to any of its colocated cloud services providers within the cloud ecosystem.
Interestingly, Chinese telecommunication mobile giant, Huawei too announced the launch of six cloud services in South Africa, last week. The mobile technology conglomerate plans to launch these services locally first before branching out to Sub-Saharan Africa.