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October 3, 2016

Africa’s Largest Data Center Builds on PENETRON

Teraco Data Center

The foundation structure of the new Teraco Data Center shows the PENETRON ADMIX-treated retaining walls and slabs – where rows and rows of high-capacity computer servers now store client data.

Teraco Data Center

Making room for data: A view of the Teraco Data Center construction site during the initial phase of construction and just before installation of the PENETRON ADMIX-treated slabs and walls.

The largest data center in Africa, Teraco’s center in Isando, South Africa, is built on PENETRON crystalline technology. Set to officially open before Christmas, the facility is now undergoing final testing and certification.

Teraco Data Environments, the leading data center provider in Africa, builds and maintains secure data centers for client information systems and networking equipment. Teraco currently owns and manages data centers in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg – all in South Africa.

The company’s newest and largest data center is located in Isando, a town in Gauteng province, 20 km (12 miles) east of Johannesburg, South Africa. Housed in a 27,500 m2 (296,000 square feet) building, it fully complies with modern international standards.

The overall design and construction of the new Teraco Center focused on achieving international data center operating standards and reliability. The use of PENETRON crystalline products to treat the concrete structures is an important part of enhancing the durability of the new data center.

PENETRON ADMIX was mixed into the concrete used for all retaining walls and exposed concrete. PENEBAR SW-55 waterstop was applied to seal the resulting construction joints in the new walls – and ensure a durable and completely waterproof structure.

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