Teraco starts work on hyperscale data centre in Johannesburg

Teraco Data Environments, a data centre provider in Africa, announced that construction has commenced on a new hyperscale data centre with 38 megawatts (MW) of critical power load in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Teraco data center in Africa
The facility, known as JB4, is scheduled for completion in Q1 2022 and as a stand-alone building, will be the largest data centre in Africa.

Teraco CEO Jan Hnizdo said that the company is poised for significant growth as hyperscale requirements continue to expand as a result of increased demand for cloud services in Africa.

The JB4 facility is Teraco’s seventh data centre development and is located in the heart of the Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis.

JB4 is the latest expansion to Teraco’s growing data centre platform and takes critical power load capacity at Teraco facilities to over 110MW, which includes the Isando Campus JB1/JB3 (39MW), Bredell JB2 (13MW), Rondebosch Cape Town CT1 (3MW), Brackenfell Cape Town CT2 (18MW) and Durban (1MW).

JB4 will be the largest single site data centre on the African continent, comprising 50000sqm of building structure serviced by 80MW of utility power supply.

Strategically located in Ekurhuleni, East of Johannesburg, alongside the R21 business corridor, the facility will have multiple fibre paths to the Teraco Isando Campus connectivity hub (JB1 and JB3) located some 20 kilometres away.

JB4 will be built in two phases set across 6 hectares of land.

JB4 – Phase I includes 8x 1000sqm halls with 19MW of critical power load.

JB4 – Completed will include 16x 1000sqm halls with 38MW of critical power load.

JB4 is a significant addition to South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa’s data centre footprint.