365 days to build Africa’s first hyperscale data centre

The end of 2017 marks the completion of Africa’s first hyperscale data centre, JB2-Bredell.

Owned and operated by Africa’s largest and only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco, the Bredell Hyperscale Data Centre Facility located in Bredell features over 24 MW of power and 6000m² of technical deployment space and is the largest commercial data centre in operation in Africa.

The record-breaking build brings with it much anticipation as the continent sees several technology giants choosing to colocate to Africa.

Gys Geyser, Head of Infrastructure Development, Teraco says that the build has not only been the first of its kind, but done in record time. “Bredell is another incredible achievement and we are excited to welcome our first tenant this month, and look forward to watching Bredell play an important role in the development of Africa’s internet economy.”

He stressed that Teraco designed the facility incorporating different elements of tiering solutions and industry best practices to ensure concurrent maintainability, with added enhancements to cover different levels of fault tolerance.

Bredell is the fourth facility built by Teraco, who also has locations in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg (Isando). Current power provision totals 50MW with over 18 000m2 of white space.

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