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Telehouse Expands South African Data Center

March 24, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ToolsLONDON, UK – Telehouse and Teraco Data Environments today announced that their strategic alliance has been extended to include dedicated data center space in Teraco’s new carrier neutral facility in Johannesburg.  As with Cape Town, which was opened in December last year, the space will be opened under the Telehouse brand and operated, supported and maintained by Teraco to Telehouse’s stringent global operating standards.

Lex van Wyk, managing director of Teraco comments: ‘We are delighted to formally welcome Telehouse in Johannesburg. Telehouse is one of the best names in the data center and colocation market and we are able to bring them into our data center at an important time for both our companies and also for the South African market in general’.


Andrew Fray, Business Development Director at Telehouse said: ‘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.  The site benefits from guaranteed power supply, an elevated location to site satellite and microwave antennae and a location close to the O.R. Tambo International Airport.  The majority of our prospective customers are international companies, so we needed to partner with a facility operated to international standards and situated in a location which is convenient.  Teraco’s Isando site fully meets our selection criteria.’

The Telehouse Johannesburg facility has already secured XConnect as its first customer.  XConnect provides more than 100 carriers and voice service providers in more than 20 countries worldwide with electronic number (ENUM) registry and peering solutions. Launching a neutral ENUM Registry and Federation service in South Africa, XConnect addresses a challenge faced by new VoIP entrants in South Africa and allows them to interconnect with carriers globally.

Teraco’s Johannesburg site was opened in January 2010 and offers superior levels of power, cooling, back-up and security.  The Johannesburg site is planned to grow to 4000 square metres, in a phased expansion.  In addition to its sites in Cape Town and Johannesburg, Teraco is also seeking to open a data center in Durban later this year.

‘Already we are finding that demand for carrier neutral data center 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,’ says Van Wyk.

About Telehouse
Telehouse offers data center facilities and connectivity, providing a secure and resilient platform for mission critical IT systems. Established in 1988, Telehouse became Europe’s first purpose-built neutral colocation provider. Today, the company is at the heart of the Internet and telecommunications infrastructure, serving over 1000 major customers worldwide, from small start-ups to multinationals across a wide range of industries. It is a subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI, a Global 300 company and, with its sister company Telehouse America, is able to offer a global network covering Europe, America and Asia.  For more information, please visit www.telehouse.net

About Teraco
Founded in 2007, Teraco is South Africa’s first provider of vendor neutral Data centers, with an absolute focus on building and operating its facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town to global best practice. This gives customers a technically superior, physically more secure and lower cost environment for their information systems. Strictly enforced access control, uncompromised security, guaranteed power, advanced fire protection, efficient cooling and N+1 redundancy throughout ensures hardware availability. As business needs change, resources can be rapidly and flexibly scaled. Unrestricted choice of network and service provider allows customers to manage traffic to get better value or performance, and creates an open market for partnerships between customers, networks and service providers. Leading international investors and Treacle Private Equity, a black owned South African private equity group, back Teraco. The company is a Level 4 contributor (DTI Codes).  For more information, please visit www.teraco.co.za

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