Hyperscale campus provider, Vantage Data Centers, has just announced the opening of the first facility on its Johannesburg campus, South Africa.

Codenamed JNB11, the new Vantage data center campus was first announced last year with the commencement of construction. JNB11 now offers 16MW of critical IT capacity across 130,000 square feet (12,000 square meters) of space. The two-story facility is the first data center on the planned 80MW Johannesburg campus.

“Our rapid turnaround on the construction of our first Johannesburg facility has allowed us to more quickly meet demand for hyperscale data centers 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 center partner in the region. This project created hundreds of jobs that will continue into the next phase of construction, and we thank our teams for their dedication and commitment to deliver such a high-quality product for our customers.”

This opening follows Vantage’s recent 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SolarAfrica to support the production of 87MWp of renewable energy to supplement the local grid that powers the Johannesburg campus.

Further expanding its EMEA footprint, Vantage has also broken ground on a second facility at its Frankfurt campus, codenamed FRA22. The new Frankfurt data center is designed to deliver 16MW with 130,000 square feet capacity from a seven acre site in Raunheim.

“Vantage continues to develop state-of-the-art data center campuses in the most vital locations across EMEA to support some of the world’s leading technology companies,” said Antoine Boniface, president, EMEA at Vantage Data Centers.

“The speed and scale of our deliveries is unprecedented in our company’s history, as is our commitment to sustainable development. It’s truly a remarkable time in the data center industry to be on the frontlines of the digital infrastructure revolution.”