Sunday, November 27, 2022

Vantage Data Centre uses $1 billion investment to build data centre

The carrier-neutral Johannesburg campus will consist of three facilities across 30 acres (12 hectares) with 650,000 square feet (60,000 square meters) of data centre space once fully developed.

The first phase of the campus, slated for completion in the summer of 2022, will include a 16MW building. The design is based on Vantage’s standardized campus blueprint, which emphasizes sustainable construction practices such as offering renewable energy options, limiting carbon footprints and maintaining energy efficient operations with an industry-leading power usage effectiveness (PUE).

The announcement comes just weeks after Vantage announced its entry into the Asia-Pacific market with the $1.5 billion acquisition of Agile Data Centers and a portfolio of facilities from PCCW. In 2020, Vantage launched a $2 billion expansion into Europe.

Vantage launched with a single campus in Santa Clara, but has undergone explosive growth since its acquisition by Digital Bridge in 2017, and now has data centers across five continents.

“With our global expansion over the last two and half years, we have become one of the fastest growing hyperscale data center providers in the world,” said Sureel Choksi, president and CEO, Vantage Data Centers.

“Vantage has seen strong demand from our customers for high quality, hyperscale data center facilities across the globe, and we are excited to meet this demand by expanding to Africa’s largest market.”

The carrier-neutral Johannesburg campus will consist of three facilities across 30 acres (12 hectares) with 650,000 square feet (60,000 square meters) of data center space once fully developed. The first phase of the campus, slated for completion in the summer of 2022, will include a 16MW building.

“Vantage has seen strong demand from our customers for high quality, hyperscale data center facilities across the globe, and we are excited to meet this demand by expanding to Africa’s largest market,” said Choksi.