Hyperscale demand encourages African infrastructure investment Teraco launches Riverfields Hyperscale Data Centre Facility
11 August 2017
It’s taken hyperscale computing a decade to steadily claim significant cloud infrastructure service market share. Initially focused on major international markets, Africa has not been a priority until recently, when large players started turning their attention to Africa. Since then, the continent has seen top operators, content creators and cloud providers committing to significant infrastructure investment.
In doing this, these service providers are finally offering local businesses an opportunity to retain data locally. In just under two years, African companies have started to fast-track the adoption of cloud and as a result are aggressively pursuing opportunities to migrate. Evidence of this investment was visible today as Teraco, Africa’s largest, neutral data centre, launched its Riverfields Hyperscale Centre east of Johannesburg. Featuring over 24 MW of power and 6000m² of technical deployment space, Riverfields is the largest commercial data centre operator in Africa.
Source: Press Release