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Internet Solutions to open Africa’s largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa

December 05, 2018 / Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Internet Solutions (IS) gave IT News Africa a preview of what IS believes will be regarded as one of the most sustainable and energy-efficient pre-fabricated data centres in Africa. Located in Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa the Parklands Data Centre is a R500 million investment by IS, which owns and operates a network of 17 data centres across South Africa, spanning 12,000 square metres, and is due to officially begin operating in January 2019. Close to completion, the 1,600 square metre facility will provide 572 racks and 2.2 megawatts of IT power. The facility is intelligently built for flexibility, optimal automation and minimal resource consumption. Matthew Ashe, Executive Head: Data Centres at IS described the new data centre as a world-class facility, providing a high efficiency, highly resilient and exceptionally secure environment. Apart from boasting an ideal location for low latency application requirements within the economic hub of Africa, and carrier neutrality, reso...