Teraco, Africa’s largest interconnection hub and vendor-neutral data centre provider, has made two recent announcements relating to expansion in the key South African market.
Most recently, it has announced the completion of the expansion project at its DB1 facility in Durban – the largest data centre in KwaZulu-Natal. Situated on Durban’s north coast, Teraco DB1 is a strategic interconnection hub on the African subsea cable map with direct access to the Seacom, EASSy, MÉTISS, and soon-to-be-deployed 2Africa cable systems that connect the east coast of Africa.
Teraco’s DB1 facility is connected to the Teraco campus in Isando, Johannesburg, through a wide choice of carriers via diverse regional fibre routes enabling clients to increase the number of partners they connect with and expand their reach into new markets. Teraco’s DB1 facility offers clients secure colocation and interconnection services and the ability to leverage Teraco’s digital hubs in Johannesburg directly.
The expansion has doubled DB1’s capacity to 2.2 megawatts (MW) of critical power load. The facility now comprises 5,800 square metres of building structure accommodating over 700 racks.
The DB1 facility provides 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 100 managed service providers, and direct peering at NAPAfrica, Africa’s largest internet exchange point.
In Cape Town, meanwhile, Teraco is beginning a 30 megawatt (MW) expansion of its CT2 hyperscale data centre facility. The expansion will incorporate the latest environmentally sustainable cooling and water management designs.
The new capacity is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2025. CT2 Phase 2 will comprise four data halls of 5.3 megawatts (MW), two data halls of 3.1MW, and a further two data halls of 2.2MW. Set to be built over three levels upon completion, the entire CT2 facility will support a total IT load of 50MW.
As part of Teraco’s broader Cape Town Campus, CT2 is connected to the other Cape Town facility, CT1, with diverse fibre routes and, like the Durban facility, provides enterprises with direct access to Platform Teraco.