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                       Automation and Control | Electronics | Measurement and instrumentation | Technology and IoT

                                        Teraco’s new data centre in Ekurhuleni
                                        The new hyperscale data centre, to be known
                              MARCH 2021
                 Automation and Control | Electronics | Measurement and instrumentation | Technology and IoT
                                        as JB4, (Teraco has three other data centres in
                 HYPERSCALE DATA CENTRE  the Ekurhuleni metropole) is being built within
          TV White Spaces to   EKURHULENI - JB4
          bring affordable internet                                               EDITOR
                 JOHANNESBURG           the Eastport Logistics Park and will be the first
          to rural communities
          CSIR unveils world class                                                Hans van de Groenendaal -
          Photonics prototyping         data centre in Gauteng with permanent access
          facility  COMING Q1 2022
          The science of accurate       to ambient air cooling. The site is ideally situated   MIng Honoris Causa (Stellenbosch)
          New ICT tool to fight                                                   Tel: 012 991 4662
          police corruption             close to OR Tambo International airport, with
          NASA Ingenuity Mars
          helicopter prepares for       easy access from the R21 freeway.         Cell: 082 781 4631
          first flight
          Digital transformation          A closed-circuit water cooling system will   Email:
          – 79% of SA companies
          are fast tracking
                                        supplement the ambient air cooling when
          Africa is coming of age,
          but multinationals must
          adjust  QUICK FACTS  PHASE 1  COMPLETED  conditions outside cannot support enough   ADVERTISING
                              x16 1,000sqm Halls
                         x8 1,000sqm Halls
          3D Printing – a genuine   Largest Single-Site  Data   19MW Critical PowerLoad  38MW Critical Power Load
                  Centre in Africa
          challenge to IP
                  80MW 50,000 SQM  2022   PHASE 2   cooling. To be environmentally friendly is
                  POWER  BUILDING  BREAK GROUND  COMPLETION                       Merinda Lottering
                                        especially important to Teraco. While taking in
          ISSN 1991-5047  The world connects here.                                Cell: 071 765 5702
                                        cool air, the hot air is not simply exhausted into   Email:
                                        the atmosphere but channelled to heat water and
                                        the administration building. The hot air will also
        be channelled to keep the diesel generators at the correct operating temperature, eliminating   Elri Klee
        the need for heating elements.                                            Cell: 083 268 9776
           The data centre is being constructed in two phases, phase 1 includes the administration   Email:
        building, services and 8000 m2 of white space comprising eight 1000 m2 halls. The expected
        completion date for phase one is at the end of this year. Phase 2, which also comprises   DESIGNER
        eight 1000 m2 halls will be completed the following year. While the project is planned in two   Adéle Gouws
        phases, all the basic groundwork will be completed during phase1.         Email:
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