A few comments..
Teraco aims to be the first co-location data centre company in SA.
Teraco aims to be the first vendor neutral co-location data centre company in SA.
This means any business that needs secure data storage can use it without being locked in to specific hardware or telecommunication vendor’s services.
I’d say connectivity is a bigger factor than secure data storage.
The Cape Town site will have 228 cabinets, in which any range of storage devices can be located.
Naturally, you can host more than just storage devices… like servers and routers.
..supplemented by three generators and three uninterruptible power supplies.
The design allows us to start with this and add more units as the DC fills up.
Johann Botha, a director of wireless network provider Frogfoot
Frogfoot does a bit of Wifi, but Amobia is the wireless company. Frogfoot’s focus is on corporate Internet and carrier services.
Abz got left out. You have to love his website. The three initial founders of Teraco were, Matt, Abz and Joe… for the first year or so.
..everything has to be bought twice to ensure proper redundancy.
The idea is N + 1, as in.. Needed plus one. Which is not the same as 2N, though some parts of the design are 2N redundant.
I still need to write my “The brief history of Teraco” post as part of the story series. I have a few notes somewhere.
PS. Yes, the Teraco website is a bit lame at the moment, but it’s useful to have something up, if only for SEO reasons.