Teraco has completed a new data center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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– Teraco

The company, recently acquired by Digital Realty, this week announced the completion of the first phase of JB4, its new hyperscale data center addition to the Bredell Campus, in the Ekurhuleni area in the east of the city.

The company broke ground on the project in November 2020. The first phase of JB4 comprises 30,000 sqm of building structure, 8,000 sqm of data hall space across eight halls, and 19MW of critical power load. Teraco said it has secured adjacent land and power for Phase 2 expansion, which will take the site to 60,000 sqm and 50MW.

“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,” said Jan Hnizdo, CEO of Teraco. “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.”

“The continued increase of cloud adoption in Africa is also being enabled by investments in critical infrastructure, including hyperscale data center facilities such as JB4. This will enable global cloud clients to service the South African market and the rest of the sub-Saharan African region.”

Founded in 2008, Teraco operates seven other facilities in South Africa across Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban totaling 75MW and serving more than 600 customers.

Digital Realty acquired a majority stake in Teraco in January 2022, in a deal valuing the company at approximately $3.5 billion.

Digital Realty previously acquired Nigeria's Medallion Data Centres in October 2021, and its Interxion subsidiary took a controlling stake in Kenya's icolo.io in 2019.

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