Teraco Data Environments has announced the launch of the Africa Cloud eXchange. This makes Teraco the first premier grade data centre environment in Africa to provide access to a vendor neutral colocation space for sharing and selling cloud services. The Africa Cloud eXchange is providing a secure data centre environment where cloud providers can colocate their service offering.
Due to the lack of power and general infrastructure around Africa, the opportunity exists to establish South Africa as a central hub for international access providers and cloud services to support the rest of Africa. There are many challenges in building data centres around the African continent, says Lex van Wyk, MD Teraco Data Environments. “With the rapid growth in IT requirements, Africa needs a solution to keep up with the demand. With the recent growth in fibre capacity along the East and West coasts, Teraco has identified the opportunity to offer the ideal data centre environment to all service providers wanting to provide IT solutions into African markets.”