Construction of Ekurhuleni Data Centre Phase 1 In South Africa Completed

The JB4 hyper-scale data centre at the Bredell Campus has 19MW of critical power load.

By Chriselle Moraes on
29th November 2022

Teraco, a provider of vendor-neutral data environments in sub-Saharan Africa, has completed construction of the first phase of a JB4 data centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

The company announced the completion of the construction of Phase 1 of a new hyper-scale data centre at the Bredell Campus in the Ekurhuleni area in the city’s east along the R21 business corridor. The ground-breaking for the project took place in November 2020. 

Phase 1 comprises 30,000 square metres of building structure, 8,000 square metres of data hall space across eight halls, and 19 megawatts of critical power load. They also announced the acquisition of adjacent land and power for Phase 2 expansion, which will expand the data centre to a 60,000-square metre footprint with a total critical power load of 50 megawatts. 

“Forming a vital part of the African IT landscape, Platform Teraco is an essential part of the modern enterprise’s digital transformation strategy with its diverse industry ecosystems and open interconnection marketplace. Enterprises are looking for the ability to scale as network strategies evolve, and in a world where fast and secure interconnection with strategic business partners is a priority, this is a source of competitive advantage. The continued increase of cloud adoption in Africa is also being enabled by investments in critical infrastructure, including hyperscale data centre facilities such as JB4. This will enable global cloud clients to service the South African market and the rest of the sub-Saharan African region,” said Jan Hnizdo, CEO of Teraco.

On completion, the JB4 facility will be one of the largest single-site data centres in Africa, comprising 60,000 square metres of building structure serviced by 80 megawatts of utility power supply servicing 50 megawatts of critical power load.

The new facility will help increase data centre capacity, a growing demand by enterprises and cloud providers. JB4 also offers highly resilient and secure collocation facilities. These align with Teraco’s aim of enabling digital transformation across Africa. 

The addition of JB4 to Teraco’s growing data centre platform takes the critical power load capacity at Teraco facilities to 126MW, which includes the Isando Campus JB1/JB3 (40MW), Bredell Campus JB2/JB4 (64MW), Cape Town Campus CT1/CT2 (21MW) and Durban (1MW). 

It is also built to align with global hyper-scale requirements and international compliance standards and will add to the existing portfolio of ISO9001, ISO27001, ISO50001, ISO140001, PCI-DSS, and ISAE3402-certified data centre facilities. 

Organizations using Teraco’s facilities mainly work towards accelerating their digital transformation to scale their IT infrastructure, adopt hybrid multi-cloud architectures and interconnect with strategic business partners within the Platform Teraco ecosystem, which contains global and local clients.

Top Photo: Completed construction of the JB4 facility. (

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