Teraco, Africa’s largest vendor neutral colocation data centre provider, is to expand.
Its Cape Town premises will result in a facility five-times larger than the original footprint completed in early 2009., while the Durban data centre, the smallest of Teraco’s regional facilities, will also be upgraded due to increased demand.
“Responding to current and future client demands is of paramount importance,” said Teraco CEO Lex van Wyk.
“We have created an extremely robust offering and as a result, there is no other data centre in Africa capable of offering access to the same choice of connectivity, vast content or diverse cloud providers that resides in Teraco.”
Van Wyk added that the African data centre market is still rising.
“The potential for local growth is immense,” he said.
“The African market grew an estimated 15.8% in 2017, with South Africa being one of the top growth locations.
“South Africa is well positioned geographically to service the needs of sub-Saharan Africa and on a colocation basis, it is larger than the next 20 African markets combined,” added van Wyk.
“Teraco has now built four fully-operational data centres and launched Africa’s first hyper-scale facility. Core to our service offering is that all Teraco data centres are truly vendor neutral, highly connected and content rich interconnection hubs.”