Teraco constructs new data Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

Teraco constructs new data Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

Teraco is constructing Teraco Cape Town 2 (CT2), a new 30MW data center facility in South Africa.

This project comes after Teraco’s recent 60MW expansion announcement of its Johannesburg data center campus in Isando which makes the Cape Town facility the second-largest on the continent.

Speaking on the issue, CEO of Teraco, Jan Hnizdo said the company is standing by its 2019 commitment to support the South African Government’s investment drive, and with this build will be investing Billions of Rands in South Africa’s digital infrastructure.

Jan Hnidzo said, “We are truly proud that we can keep investing in the region and make good on our promise.”

According to Hnizdo, the growth of cloud in the region has resulted in increased demand from cloud providers, enterprises, and sub-sea cable operators seeking to locate their data center infrastructure at the intersection of the Internet.

The construction began early March 2020 and will continue in line with local COVID-19 restrictions which targets to complete in the third quarter of 2021

The facility will have eight data halls encompassing 8000sqm of usable floor space, doubling the existing data center capacity in the Cape Town region.

Enterprises can use their public, private and hybrid cloud strategies on Platform Teraco, which allows for a choice of over 250 networks providing connectivity to Africa as well as the lowest latency interconnection points to cloud and content

“Teraco continues to invest significantly in the region’s ICT infrastructure and has built what is now Africa’s largest data center platform. We take pride in our vendor-neutral offering, with open access to interconnection and world-class resilient data center infrastructure for all our clients” Hnidzo added.

Teraco has seen an increase driven by the enterprise market so far.

The company launched its first data center facility in Rondebosch Cape Town, CT1, eleven years ago.

Teraco offers carrier and cloud-neutral location data centers with over 18 000 cross-connects. It is Africa’s most interconnected data center hub which was founded in 2008.