Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data centre campuses, has announced the delivery of the first facility on its Johannesburg campus.
Positioned within the continent’s largest data centre market, Vantage has opened its first data centre (JNB11) in Africa after breaking ground in 2021. The two-storey facility offers 16MW of critical IT capacity across 130,000 square feet (12,000 square metres). The project was delivered in 10 months, 10 days ahead of schedule, with zero lost-time incidents over 1.5 million working hours.
With an investment totalling more than US$1 billion, Vantage’s 30-acre (12 hectares) campus will include 80MW of IT capacity and more than 650,000 square feet (60,000 square metres) across three data centres once fully developed. Located in Waterfall City, the campus complements the area’s thriving data centre ecosystem and leverages its fibre connectivity to the rest of Africa.
“Our rapid turnaround on the construction of our first Johannesburg facility has allowed us to more quickly meet demand for hyperscale data centres in the area,” said Justin Jenkins, Chief Operating Officer, EMEA at Vantage Data Centers.
“At Vantage, we pride ourselves on not only our speed to market, but also our commitment to become part of the local community and cement our reputation as a reliable data centre partner in the region.”Click below to share this article