• Johannesburg 1 Data Center

The Johannesburg 1 Data Center is NTT's first data center in South Africa. In terms of the data center industry, Johannesburg is the data center capital of South Africa, representing a massive majority of capacity in the country. Furthermore, South Africa is the data center market leader in Africa as a whole. The African markets are expected to accelerate in the coming years, as mobile and fixed connections are growing fast in the continent. The Johannesburg 1 Data Center will be located in the ›Central Point Innovation District‹, in close distance to highway N1 and a 30-minute drive from the Johannesburg Airport as well as the city center. JOH1 is planned as a dedicated data center new build and is being developed in two stages. The campus will offer an IT space of about 3,000 sqm and a client IT load of 6 MW after completion of phase 1. The grand opening is scheduled for Q1 2022.

At a glance: Johannesburg 1 Data Center

Power supply:

  • On-site substation delivering 20 MVA of power
  • Average power density of 2.0 kW/sqm
  • Power supply at 20 kV level
  • All IT racks supplied with two separate UPS systems (A- and B-supply) with N+1 redundancy
  • Redundantly designed emergency power system with diesel generators N+1

Security:

  • 24/7 Security Operations Center and remote Service Control Center
  • Site perimeter fence to be 2,700 mm high ClearVu or similar fence, with extended post to 3,000 mm accommodating an electric fence
  • Card swipe entry/exit to all doors

Technical operations:

  • Monitoring of all critical infrastructure by own operation staff on-site
  • Standardized operation processes with amplified technical systems redundancy in order to ensure maximum reliability

Connectivity:

  • Carrier-neutral
  • Carrier mix from global tier 1 supplier to regional supplier
  • Connectivity to the major carrier hubs in South Africa
  • Redundant Carrier-Meet-Me-Rooms
  • Redundant cabling infrastructure with diverse paths
  • Pre-Cabling to support fast Cross Connect deployments
  • DC Interconnect between NTT data centers for geo-redundant solutions
  • Multi Service Interconnection Platform to connect our clients to major cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform