Oracle to build its first African data centre in Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA – Global software giant Oracle has announced that it has chosen Johannesburg as the site of its first African data center. Johannesburg will be among the 14 locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America that the company says it plans to open cloud regions to support strong customer demand for Oracle Cloud services. Upcoming cloud regions include Milan (Italy), Stockholm (Sweden), Marseille (France), Spain, Singapore (Singapore), Johannesburg (South Africa), Jerusalem (Israel), Mexico, and Colombia. Additional second regions will open in Abu Dhabi (U.A.E.), Saudi…

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US firm Vantage to construct US$1.02b state-of-the-data centre in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – US-based provider of hyperscale data centres, Vantage Data Centres, has announced the beginning of construction on its new R15 billion (US$1.02 billion) state‐of‐the‐art data centre campus in South Africa, reports IT Web. In a press statement, the company says the first phase of the 80MW campus is scheduled to come online in the third quarter of 2022 and will be based in Waterfall, Gauteng. The announcement comes after another US-based multinational Oracle also revealed it is set to build a data centre facility in Johannesburg – it’s…

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Teraco completes phase one of Cape Town data center

SOUTH AFRICA – Vendor-neutral data center and interconnection services provider Teraco Data Environments, has completed the multibillion-rand first phase of Cape Town 2 (CT2), its new hyperscale data center in Brackenfell, Cape Town, the largest data center in the Western Cape. The data center is positioned for cloud providers and enterprises in telecoms, financial services, e-commerce, logistics, and retail. The completion of CT2 phase one follows the August 2021 announcement that Teraco had completed construction of its JB3 data center facility, located within the Isando Campus in Ekurhuleni, east of…

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Teraco completes the latest expansion to South Africa’s hyper-connected digital infrastructure campus in Isando

SOUTH AFRICA – Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest vendor-neutral data center and interconnection services provider, has completed the JB3 data center facility, located within the Isando Campus in Ekurhuleni, East of Johannesburg, South Africa. The multi-billion-rand facility represents a strategic addition to Platform Teraco, offering enterprises a scalable platform for IT infrastructure deployment while sustaining performance, reliability, security, and the widest network choice. JB3 comprises 45,000m2 of building structure, 12,000m2 of data hall space, and 29MW of critical power load and when combined with the existing Isando Campus facilities, the…

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MDXi-MainOne launches new data center in Ghana

GHANA – MDXi, a MainOne company, has launched a new data centre in Appolonia City, Ghana, as continues to consolidate its position as the leader in data centers in West Africa. In an environment where infrastructure is still lacking, the company has used its affiliation with the MainOne group, its presence in several countries and its access to all the major operators in the region to provide the best-connected content hubs in Africa from the west today. Since entering the market in 2010 with the deployment of its 7,000 kilometer…

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Dimension Data eyes more investment in South Africa’s data center market

SOUTH AFRICA – Information technology services company Dimension Data is looking to further invest in the data centre market, to expand its infrastructure, as the world sees Africa as the next economic frontier in the digital economy. Dimension Data says that together with parent company NTT, it has ambitions to be a strong data centre player in South Africa and the rest of the continent, as it positions for increased demand for data centre capability, amid Africa’s cloud computing boom. The companies operate 11 data centres with up to 10MW…

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Raxio Group to establish Tier III data center in Mozambique as part of its African expansion

MOZAMBIQUE – The Raxio Group, a Pan-African data centre developer and operator, announced that it is establishing and investing in ‘Raxio Mozambique’, with a state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral, data centre in Mozambique. Set to be commissioned during 2022, Raxio Mozambique’s first facility will be located approximately 20 kilometres from downtown Maputo at the Beluluane Industrial Park, ideally situated to meet both primary and disaster recovery needs of a wide range of customers. The park benefits from ideal power and connectivity infrastructure ensuring a stable and highly connected operating environment for the facility and Raxio expects all power used by the facility to…

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Paratus Africa readies to open data centers in Zambia, Namibia

ZAMBIA – Pan-African telecommunications service provider Paratus Africa, has announced it is ready to open its data centre in Lusaka, Zambia. The company says COVID-19 has greatly accelerated the pace of reliance upon unlimited and quality internet connections. According to a 2020 World Bank study of 10,000 enterprises, including micro, small, and medium-sized businesses in 51 emerging and developing economies, around half of private firms had significantly ramped up their use of the internet to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Paratus Group says that with this increased shift to working…

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US$700m Africa Coast to Europe submarine cable goes live adding diversity to hyper-connected hubs in Teraco data centers

SOUTH AFRICA – The Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable has gone live and is now available for interconnection at all three of Teraco’s data centres across South Africa, the company, the company has announced expanding access to broadband connectivity and digital services in Africa. ACE is the eighth submarine cable system to connect at Teraco, highlighting its position as the leading hyper-connected digital hub on the African continent. Spanning approximately 17,000 kilometers  along the West Coast of Africa, ACE connects to 24 countries before backhauling via MTN South…

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Africa data center market to reach US$5b by 2026 – Research and Markets

AFRICA – The Africa data center market size by investment was valued at US$2 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach US$5 billion by 2026, growing at a compounded annual growth rate of 15% during 2021-2026, a report by Research and Markets indicates. The data center market expects to observe growth because of the flurry of factors – renewable power availability, smart city initiatives, and increased support for the digital economy. Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, and Ethiopia are actively working toward improving the share of renewable energy in…

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