Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 21 - Page 69

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Data Centres China Telecom Global to have hub at Teraco Data Environments ///////////////////////////// Jan Hnizdo, Director at Teraco C hina Telecom (Africa and Middle East) Limited (CTMEA), the Middle East and Africa subsidiary of China Telecom Global (CTG) has announced that it is establishing an inter-connection network and telecommunications hub to support growing traffic demands at Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s first vendor neutral data centre. services bundled with CTG’s ICT and connectivity solutions. “Our customers in China and Asia- Pacific region will now find it even more convenient to subscribe to a reliable, trusted and high-quality co-location and connectivity services from Teraco and China Telecom Global,” said Changhai Liu, Managing Director of CTMEA. CTMEA has established its network nodes in Teraco’s data centres in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg since 2012, which provide the inter-connecting hub linking the global Internet resources into the African continent. Teraco’s advanced data centre services will be bundled with CTG’s information communication technology (ICT) solutions which will cater to the increasing demands from the world going into Africa,ody especially expansion from Asia Pacific IT Companies into Africa. “Our co-operation immediately builds higher confidence among our customers, so they can focus on their business operations and leave their hosting, colocation and inter- connection requirements to us. We have long been focusing on the African market and this closer co-operation with Teraco further enhances our competitiveness in the Middle East and Africa with a strong and like-minded partner in Southern Africa we can rely on.” The new co-operation allows multi-national companies to subscribe Teraco’s co-location Teraco has also been focused on growing its ecosystems of telco, content, financial services, enterprise and Internet service providers over the past decade. Its offering is underpinned by providing clients with direct access to Africa’s largest Internet exchange, NAPAfrica, which includes all the benefits of interconnection via the Teraco platform. Jan Hnizdo, Director at Teraco said, “Teraco has been investing to expand our data centre facilities with additional capacity and floor space to meet increasing demands from enterprises and from the surge in cloud computing uptake. “Our relationship with China Telecom Global pro ٥́ɥչѥ́) ͔ѕЁѥ̰ݡ)́ɽݥݽɬ)չѥ́Ʌѡɥɕ)ѼѡихQɅ͙ɵѥ)ɽ́ѡՈMɅɥ)ɕݥѠѡٕ́Ё́ɔ)ѼٕɅѡЁمд)ѥٔфɔ% Pͽѥ́ɽ)Ѡ̻t)%9Q11%9Q %<(