Telehouse opens data centre space in Johannesburg

Telehouse data center building in Cape Town
Global data centre provider Telehouse has announced the opening of a new dedicated data centre space in Johannesburg, as part of the extension of its alliance with South African data centre vendor Teraco.

The space will be opened under Telehouse brand in Teraco’s carrier neutral facility in Johannesburg. The two parties signed an ongoing support agreement last year, when Telehouse set up in Cape Town.

“Already we are finding that demand for carrier neutral data centre space is building quickly. Senior ICT executives who are making decisions regarding the deployment of their critical infrastructure realize that they now have a wider choice of communication solutions in South Africa and that they can now house them more strategically and cost-effectively”, commented Lex van Wyk, MD Teraco.

Said Andrew Fray, Business Development Director at Telehouse: “We see South Africa’s telecommunication and ICT market developing rapidly, resulting in significant opportunities for companies to expand and place their infrastructure in locations which specialize in high levels of security, power management and cooling. The Teraco site in Johannesburg offers us some very significant advantages”.

Teraco’s Johannesburg site was opened in January 2010 and offers power supply, cooling, back-up and security and an elevated location to site satellite and microwave antennae. The Johannesburg site is planned to grow to 4000 square metres, in a phased expansion. The company is also seeking to open a data centre in Durban later this year.

Telehouse offers data centre facilities and connectivity, providing a platform for mission critical IT systems. Established in 1988, the company provides Internet and telecommunications infrastructure, serving over 1000 major customers worldwide. Telehouse is a subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI and is able to offer a global network covering Europe, America and Asia.

Founded in 2007, Teraco is South Africa’s provider of vendor neutral Data Centres, operating in Johannesburg and Cape Town.