From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
Digital asset hosting and co-location service provider Teraco is building a 17 500 m2 data centre in Gauteng to serve the demand for data centre and hosting services throughout Southern Africa. Schalk Burger tells us more.
Vendor-neutral data centre company Teraco is building a large new data centre next to its existing data centre in Isando, Gauteng. This is a result of sustained and growing demand for hosting and cloud services from across Africa and the company forecasts further sustained growth in demand.
Teraco Data Environments head of operations Gys Geyser explains the reasons for a new data centre.
Teraco Data Environments head of operations Gys Geyser:
Teraco project manager Derick Muller details some of the technical construction challenges encountered and the rapid pace of construction of the project, which broke ground in October in the past year and will be complete by December this year.
Teraco Data Environments project manager Derick Muller:
Other news making headlines this week:
Sanral rubbishes Outa’s claim that GFIP was 321% overpriced, questions its motives
And, Google commits to training 1m people in Africa in 12 months
The conclusions reached in Outa’s recent position paper only served the objective of Outa, namely to discredit Sanral and the road agency’s integrity, said Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona.
Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona:
Google, in partnership with Livity Africa, has committed to upgrading the digital skills of some one-million people across Africa over the next 12 months by expanding its Digify digital training initiative onto a free-of-charge online training platform.
Google SA country director Luke Mckend:
That’s Creamer Media’s Real Economy Report. Join us again next week for more news and insight into South Africa’s real economy.