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Teraco Finishes Data Center Expansion Project in Durban, South Africa

Last Updated on 16th November 2023

South African Digital realty firm Teraco has completed the expansion of DB1 facility, the largest data center facility in KwaZulu-Natal. Teraco is partly owned by Digital Realty, a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) that owns, operates, and invests in carrier-neutral data centers across the world.


The facility covers a total area of 5800 square meters with a capacity for more than 700 racks. Additionally, the building structure is serviced by 4 megavolt-amperes (MVA) of utility power supply and provides 2.2 MW of critical power. DB1 expansion significantly adds to South and sub-Saharan Africa’s data center infrastructure.


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The DB1 facility is a strategic interconnection hub on the African subsea cable map, with direct access to Seacom, EASSt, METISS, and soon-to-be-deployed 2Africa cable systems. Apart from this, the facility is connected to the Teraco Campus in Isando, Johannesburg through a range of carriers and regional fiber roots.


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Teraco operates around seven facilities in South Africa across Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban, totaling 75MW and serving more than 600 customers. In a press release, Teraco stated that Durban is experiencing a high demand for additional data center capacity and thus a logical destination for Teraco’s continued investment into data center infrastructure on the African continent.


Earlier this week Teraco broke ground for its Cape Town data center facility in South Africa.


About Teraco



Teraco Data Center Facility


Teraco was founded in 2002 by a group of South African entrepreneurs. The company quickly established itself as a leading provider of data center colocation services in Africa. In 2015, Teraco was acquired by Digital Realty, a global leader in data center solutions. This acquisition gave Teraco access to Digital Realty's global network of data centers and its expertise in data center operations. Some of the major data center projects executed by Teraco include:


  • Teraco Cape Town East (CT2): This data center is located in Cape Town, South Africa, and is the largest data center in Africa. It has a total capacity of 32MW and is designed to meet the growing demand for data center services in the Western Cape.


  • Teraco Johannesburg (JB2): This data center is located in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is the largest data center in Gauteng. It has a total capacity of 42MW and is designed to meet the growing demand for data center services in Gauteng.


  • Teraco Zed (ZE1): This data center is located in Lusaka, Zambia, and is the first data center in Zambia. It has a total capacity of 6MW and is designed to meet the growing demand for data center services in Zambia.


  • Teraco Nairobi (NA1): This data center is located in Nairobi, Kenya, and is the largest data center in East Africa. It has a total capacity of 10MW and is designed to meet the growing demand for data center services in East Africa.


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