NTT: Johannesburg 1 to open in South Africa in April 2022

Dec 14, 2021 | Posted by MadalineDunn

NTT has announced that it is “on track” to complete the turnkey data center development of its Johannesburg 1 Data Centre, located at Centralpoint Innovation District in Samrand, by early next year.

The facility, developed by Growthpoint, includes 6,000sqm of IT space and features “high-end offices” accompanied by an NTT Technology Experience Lab (TEL).

It is set to launch in April 2022.

In Africa and the Middle East by Dimension Data represents the company. Speaking about the facility, Estienne de Klerk, Growthpoint’s SA CEO, commented: “Dimension Data has been meticulous in its stipulations for the high-quality NTT Johannesburg 1 Data Centre. Working with them is an excellent experience as we understand their world-class requirements and can help them achieve this in the localised context of South Africa.”

Meanwhile, Leon Labuschagne, Growthpoint’s head of industrial development, said: “We are experiencing an increase in demand for data centres in line with Africa’s exciting growth and today’s increasingly data-driven and connected world. Growthpoint’s development of NTT Johannesburg 1 Data Centre, and our strategic data-centre development land holdings in Cape Town and Johannesburg signal that we are well positioned as partners in building South Africa’s digital future.”