Internet Solutions has broken ground on a prefabricated extension to its Parklands data centre.
The company said the extension is the first of its kind at this scale in sub-Saharan Africa.
“Its design accommodates flexible modules, tailored to specific market requirements, contained within a modern exterior structure,” said IS.
Phase one of the expansion will come online in July 2018 and will contain 130 racks.
“Subsequent modules will be ordered in configurations best suited to client demands. On completion, at a total cost of approximately half a billion rand, the data centre will provide a total capacity of 572 racks and 2.2 megawatts of IT power.”
IS said traditional brick-and-mortar facilities require substantial initial capital outlay and typically take at least 24 months to build and bring online. Prefabricated units can be added in a much shorter time frame.
“With all data centre systems configured and tested in concert by a single contractor, the result is a high-quality facility built to international standards with minimal snagging at the end of the project.”