Vantage Data Centers has plans for an expansion into some new territory. The hyperscale data center provider says it has begun construction on a new campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. It's not a minor buildout either. The company has a total investment of $1B in mind.
Vantage's plans call for an 80MW campus in Johannesburg's Waterfall City. When fully built out, the campus will hold three facilities on 30 acres spanning a combined 650,000 square feet of data center space. Vantage's design is based on its standardized blueprint, including a range of sustainable practices. The first facility, a 16MW, 130,000 square foot building, is scheduled to be ready in the summer of 2022.
Vantage started out with a US focus, but has been aggressively investing in infrastructure abroad. They started out with a couple of Canadian markets in 2019, moved into six in Europe in 2020, and this year have moved into five in Asia-Pacific. That being said, Africa wasn't the continent I expected them to land on next. But I'm sure they will get to South America eventually.
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