Intelligent Data Centres Issue 01 | Page 7

NEWS NetActuate increases service capacity in London with new data centre deployment etActuate has announced the launch of services from a new data centre location in London, to offer increased capacity for infrastructure and boost global network performance and reliability. N “To meet increasing demand for low latency network services and global infrastructure, we are excited to add a new location to our London presence,” said Mark Price, President of NetActuate. “This new location improves our ability to provide high performance, flexible and reliable services to our customers.” For businesses seeking a reliable, low- latency London presence, NetActuate offers a suite of global network and infrastructure services, including its anycast platform, virtual servers, bare metal and IP transit. Customers can leverage NetActuate’s cross-border expertise in shipping and customs for redundant, secure colocation of equipment. NetActuate’s 24×7 NOC and local technicians are available to provide remote hands and expert support capabilities. The new location is connected to NetActuate’s global network, providing clients with access to over 3,100 peers and over 30 additional world-class data centres around the world. Operated by Volta Data Centres, this new London location features multi-factor security and fully redundant power and cooling. NetActuate has announced the launch of services from a new data centre location in London This location offers industry-leading power resilience in central London benefiting from two separate 33kV supplies, from two independent grid substations, for a total incoming feed capacity of 9.6 MVA. Berkshire Partners to invest in Teraco Data Environments eraco Data Environments, a leading provider of colocation data centre infrastructure in Africa, has announced that Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the company. T appreciates the business that we have built. We are delighted to welcome them as our new majority shareholder.” The transaction is subject to regulatory approval and the customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. The Permira funds, an existing shareholder, will remain a significant investor. Based in Johannesburg and established in 2008, Teraco is one of the largest providers of data centre services in Africa. The company offers vendor-neutral colocation and other related services in secure and resilient data centres. The Permira funds initially backed a Teraco management buyout in December 2014 and in that time the business has multiplied its capacity more than six times. The company operates five high-quality facilities with 30MW of critical power load serving more than 450 clients, including global Internet companies, across five core ecosystems – telecoms, managed service providers, content, enterprise and financial services. Lex Van Wyk, Chief Executive Officer of Teraco, said: “Berkshire Partners has prior experience investing in data centres and Lex Van Wyk, Chief Executive Officer of Teraco Issue 01 7