NTT announces opening of data center in Johannesburg, South Africa

NTT, a leading IT infrastructure and services company, announced the opening of its data center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
NTT Johannesburg 1 Data Center Johannesburg 1 Data Center is part of NTT’s expansion into the African continent with a capacity of 12MW covering 6,000m² of IT space once fully built out.

The facility will cater to hyperscalers and enterprises, providing them with an opportunity to use NTT’s full ICT stack of services, including managed hybrid cloud, network management, collaboration, security, and application monitoring.

Estimates show that 615 million users in sub-Saharan Africa will subscribe to mobile services by 2025, a 24 percent increase from 2020. NTT is planning to accelerate its data center footprint in Johannesburg and other African cities to support this growth over the next several years.

The new facility uses a closed-loop chilled water system with air-cooled chillers, meaning that the water running through the cooling systems isn’t evaporated. This reduces the threat of potential drought water restrictions and allows the data center to achieve low power usage effectiveness (PUE) and water usage effectiveness (WUE).

“South Africa forms a significant part of NTT’s growth strategy as we continue to support Africa’s digital transformation,” said Florian Winkler, CEO, Global Data Centers EMEA, NTT.

“Companies providing digital services need data center space with high power density, connectivity, carrier neutrality, cloud network access, and on-site support to ensure they can continue to grow,” said Michael Abendanon, Head of MEA, Global Data Centers EMEA, NTT.