Neterra launches second data centre in Sofia, Bulgaria

We take a look at the news of Neterra’s newest facility in the Bulgarian capital, which uses the same infrastructure as its first, and how it was built

In an analysis of the global data centre market from 2022, Neterra was recognised as one of the key investors in data centres in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Joining the telecom firm’s SDC1 data centre in Sofia, Bulgaria, Neterra most recently announced the opening of SDC2. 

Like SDC1, Neterra says the second facility has been designed specifically to the requirements of the Tier III Uptime Institute. This standard guarantees the continuity of work and services. It also allows for any planned maintenance activities to be performed without disrupting the operation of customer equipment.

SDC2 has an area of over 1,400 square metres and is on four levels. Neterra claims it has 2 MW of installed capacity and provides 100% redundancy of services and connectivity, round-the-clock security, uninterruptible power supply and air conditioning, on-site maintenance, and security.

How was SDC2 built?

Below is a video showing the construction process of Neterra’s latest Sofia-based facility.

Neven Dilkov, Neterra's founder and CEO, said: "Neterra's new data centre is an important link in the critical infrastructure of Bulgaria and Southeast Europe. This is one of the places where the networks of Western telecom operators connect to the Middle East and Asia. Neterra's importance in this chain of security has always been highly valued.”

Neterra designed SDC 2 with the latest generation of energy-efficient air conditioning systems. The benefits of this are both for the environment and for Neterra's customers, who will reduce their costs thanks to the lower electricity consumption of the data centre systems.

The company also has its own data centres in two other Bulgarian locations: Stolnik (20 minutes from Sofia) and Ruse (near the border with Romania).


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