Neterra breaks ground on SDC-2

15 April 2021 | Melanie Mingas

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Bulgarian telecoms operator Neterra has broken ground on its new data centre in Sofia.

Designed to meet Tier III Uptime Institute standards, the data centres is located next to SDC-1 and meters from the city's Mladost 1 metro station and airport.

Covering an area of 1,400 square meters, the four-storey facility has 2MW of installed capacity and provides 100% redundancy of services, round-the-clock IT & Tech support, air conditioning, maintenance, security.

SDC-2 customers will be connected to SD-1, which is used as a point of presence by tier one providers such a global telecom operators manging international and intercontinental traffic.

Neterra said its customers "will use all the benefits of the already established business and telecommunications infrastructure - connectivity with all existing customers of Neterra and access to high-speed, secure and redundant international networks and routes".

In line with its plans to be carbon neutral by the end of this year, the independent telco has built this facility with the environment in mind. It boasts "the latest generation of energy-efficient air conditioning systems", helping to reduce costs thanks to the lower price of electricity in the data centre. However, no figures were provided to back this.

As Capacity reported in 2018, the SDC-1 and SDC-2 sites were built with redundant multiple fibre connectivity to SDC Stolnik, and Neterra said it hoped to turn SD-2 into a meeting point for companies and telecoms providers from Europe to the Middle East.