NTT Com said its Nexcenter data center service will be available in Africa.
NTT Com will target enterprise customers in Asia, Europe and the United States, who are expanding their business into South Africa. In addition, South African enterprise customers heading their business globally will be able to utilize NTT Com’s over 140 data centres delivered over 20 countries/regions worldwide.
The colocation market in South Africa has experienced average growth of 12 percent per year as a result of increasing demand by government agencies and content service providers.
NTT Com and Internet Solutions will launch colocation services in December under the Nexcenter brand at Internet Solutions’ Parklands data centre in Johannesburg. The data centre will deliver Nexcenter service meeting more than 300 standards governing facilities and operations.
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The Nexcenter certified “Parklands Data Center” is located in Johannesburg’s main business district. The building houses approximately 1,900 square meters of server room facilities over four floors and provides 1.3 MW of standby battery power.
NTT Com said it will expand the building through the addition of a new tower to provide 570 high-density racks with 2.2 MW power in July 2018.
“Internet Solutions is pleased to join this international network of top-standard data centres. As the first Nexcenter location in Africa, we present attractive service and technological capability to multinational companies looking to expand into the region,” said Saki Missaikos, managing director of Internet Solutions.