LONDON, 10th May 2016
International Data Centre Group (IDC-G), the first global data centre alliance, announces today that the leading data centre operator in South Africa, Teraco Data Environments has joined its alliance network.
The London-based IDC-G alliance network is a unique concept, being the first partnership of data centre operators around the world under a strong, unified brand, providing international businesses with a centralised point-of-contact for their bespoke data centre needs. The handpicked members of the IDC-G alliance are carrier-neutral and among the prominent players in their respective national markets.
Announcing the agreement, Guy Willner, IDC-G Executive Chairman, said, “I’m delighted to welcome Teraco to our growing partnership. We are committed to ensuring that clients get access to premium quality data centre services in emerging technology markets and new economies and this partnership reflects this aim. Our assurance of quality is backed by strict membership criteria that include a commitment from data centre providers to obtain ISO quality accreditation. We are excited by the enormous potential of bringing together independent data centre operators as one global group and hope to rapidly see some concrete developments in terms of commercial success for our members.”
“Teraco is the largest colocation data centre in Africa and home to one of the fastest growing Internet exchange points globally. We see this partnership as a way to promote and share the necessary knowledge and skills in this rapidly developing market,” commented Lex van Wyk, chief executive officer at Teraco.
IDC-G is the first global data centre alliance, providing customers with a single interface for premium data centre services in emerging technology markets and new economies. IDC-G’s customers can leverage world-class industry experience combined with the local expertise of its Alliance Members, as well as the reassurance that comes with the IDC-G stamp of data centre excellence. IDC-G was founded by Guy Willner, the co-founder of Europe’s leading carrier neutral data centre provider IXEurope which was acquired by Equinix Inc. in 2007 for USD555m. For more details on IDC-G, visit http://www.idc-g.com/
Teraco is the leading provider of vendor neutral data centres in Southern Africa, with data centres currently operating in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg For more information on Teraco and NAPAfrica IX, visit www.teraco.co.za and www.napafrica.net