The company that is part-owned by Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), Teraco has made an announcement that it will be having a 30 megawatt (MW) expansion of its CT2 hyperscale data centre facility in Brackenfell, Cape Town.
Teraco is looking to conclude the expansion project by early 2025, incorporating the latest environmentally sustainable cooling and water management designs.
According to reports from MyBroadband, the company said CT2’s expansion is being built in line with global hyperscale requirements. CT2 will be comprising of 73,000 square metres of building structure serviced by 90 megavolt-amperes of utility power supply by the time that the expansion project is complete. This will mean a double in number of data halls to 16, increasing the facility’s deployment space to 18,000 square metres.
CT2 Phase will be having four data halls of 5.3MW, two data halls of 3.1MW, and a further two data halls of 2.2MW, and the whole facility will be supporting an IT load of 50MW.
Teraco’s CEO, Jan Hnizdo, emphasized the significance of the new CT2 facility, highlighting its role in providing enterprises with a scalable platform for IT infrastructure deployment. The facility boasts attributes such as performance, reliability, stringent security measures, and an extensive array of carriers and network service providers.
Hnizdo expressed Teraco’s dedication to expanding its capacity footprint in core hubs, underlining substantial investments in the region’s ICT infrastructure. He proudly mentioned the establishment of Africa’s largest data centre platform, focusing on facilitating open access interconnection and delivering top-notch data centre infrastructure for clients.
Integrated into Teraco’s Cape Town Campus, CT2 is seamlessly connected to CT1 through diverse fibre routes. This connectivity grants enterprises direct access to a vast network of over 250 providers, global cloud on-ramps, subsea cable systems, 50 managed service providers, and direct peering at NAPAfrica.
Clients utilizing either CT1 or CT2 can establish direct connections to AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, either directly or through Teraco’s Africa Cloud Exchange.
As the latest addition to Teraco’s expanding data centre platform, CT2 significantly enhances the critical power load capacity across Teraco facilities, reaching a total of 185MW. This includes capacities at the Isando Campus (JB1/JB3/JB5 with 70MW), Bredell Campus (JB2/JB4 with 64MW), Cape Town Campus (CT1/CT2 with 50MW), and Durban (1MW).