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From Isando to Ivory Coast: Backstory of Africa’s biggest data centre Teraco

JOHANNESBURG — Whenever you visit Google, Netflix or even Facebook in South Africa, you may not know it, but you’re actually accessing these sites’ content via a local data centre company called Teraco. This company is the biggest data centre provider in Africa, with facilities in places like Isando in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Teraco’s become the go-to service for major tech giants like Amazon to locally peer their services on the continent, and I chatted with Lex van Wyk, the CEO of Teraco, to find out more about the backstory of this interesting South African business. – Gareth van Zyl

 

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