Teraco Data Environments Proprietary Limited, Africa’s largest vendor-neutral data centre and interconnection services provider, has announced the completion of Phase 1 of CT2, its new hyperscale data centre in Brackenfell, Cape Town – the largest data centre in the Western Cape. The new facility supports the growing demand by enterprises and cloud providers for data centre capacity. CT2 offers highly resilient and secure colocation facilities in line with Teraco’s long-term vision of enabling digital transformation across Africa.
Town, as one of Africa’s most digitally connected cities, is a logical
destination for Teraco’s continued investment into data centre infrastructure
on the continent. Home to thriving digitally connected enterprises including
telecommunications, financial services, e-commerce, logistics, and retail; Cape
Town benefits from its enviable location at the southern tip of Africa, and the
landing of many major subsea cable systems such as ACE, WACS, SAT-3 and SAFE.
The abundance of subsea cable connectivity is set to continue with Google’s
Equiano and the 2AFRICA cable system developments.
CT2 represents a strategic addition to Platform
Teraco, offering enterprises a scalable platform for IT infrastructure
deployment while sustaining performance, reliability, security, and the most
comprehensive network choice. The first phase of CT2 comprises 25000sqm of
building structure, 8000sqm of data hall space, and 18MW of critical power
load. Teraco has secured adjacent land and power for future expansion and
brings the total critical power load to 36MW at end state.
As part of Teraco’s broader Cape Town campus, both the CT1 and CT2 data centres provide 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. Clients deployed in either of these facilities can connect to AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute directly or via Teraco’s Africa Cloud Exchange.
data centre facility dramatically extends Platform
Teraco’s capacity in the Western Cape, according to Jan Hnizdo, CEO, Teraco: “Forming a vital
part of the African IT landscape, Platform Teraco is an essential part of the
modern enterprise’s digital transformation strategy with its diverse industry
ecosystems and open interconnection marketplace.” CT2 is connected to all the
other Teraco data centres through the diverse ecosystem of network operators in
the facility, making it ideal for the distributed interconnection defined
architecture of the modern enterprise.
Hnizdo says that the majority of
enterprise organisations are accelerating their digital transformation
strategies and placing a greater focus on cloud adoption strategies:
“Enterprises are looking for the ability to scale as network strategies evolve,
and in a world where fast and secure interconnection with strategic business
partners is a priority, this is a source of competitive advantage.”
Platform Teraco provides the
lowest latency interconnection points to both cloud and content. With a direct
private connection to all leading cloud providers, enterprises can deploy in
the most latency efficient, secure and resilient manner possible. Enterprises use Teraco to scale their IT
infrastructure, adopt hybrid and multi-cloud architectures and interconnect
with strategic business partners within the Teraco ecosystem.
its inception in 2008, Teraco has focused on building highly resilient
vendor-neutral data centres. “Over the last few years, we have taken our
ever-expanding ecosystems and network-dense interconnection hubs, and moved
beyond simple colocation. Teraco is the enterprise infrastructure platform for
growth and innovation,” concludes Hnizdo.