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NTT opens data centre in South Africa

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NTT Ltd has unveiled its latest data centre, located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Once complete, Johannesburg 1 Data Centre will provide capacity of 12MW across a space of 6,000 m².

With a technical infrastructure supported by N+1 uninterruptible power supply systems, the facility will offer  NTT’s full ICT stack of services, including managed hybrid cloud, network management, collaboration, security, and application monitoring.

According to a statement, NTT is planning to accelerate its data centre footprint in Johannesburg and other African cities over the next several years.

“We’re incredibly proud to be investing in Johannesburg and extending our global data centre footprint to South Africa. The country forms a significant part of NTT’s growth strategy as we continue to support Africa’s digital transformation. The opening of Johannesburg 1 will contribute towards the economic growth and social development of the region, as our clients shape the country of tomorrow,” said Florian Winkler, CEO, Global Data Centres EMEA, NTT Ltd.

“Our presence in Africa is underpinned by the significant digital change we’re seeing across the continent. Companies providing new digital services need data centre space with high power density, global connectivity, carrier neutrality, cloud network access, and on-site support to ensure they can continue to grow,” added Michael Abendanon, Head of MEA, Global Data Centres EMEA, NTT Ltd.

NTT has recently opened facilities in Madrid, Jakarta, Navi Mumbai, and Berlin, and has further expansions planned in Ho Chi Minh City, Prince William County, Virginia and Cyberjaya.

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