ADC breaks ground in Nairobi

20 January 2023

ADC breaks ground in Nairobi

ADC breaks ground in Nairobi

Africa Data Centres has officially broken ground on an additional data centre facility in Nairobi.

The new build will see the existing facility on the adjacent piece of land expanded up to an extra 15MW of IT load.

ADC’s expansion at the new site will be completed in the first half of 2024 and will bring five times more capacity than is currently installed.

"We believe that data centres will play a significant role in digital transformation and economic growth on our continent. Without them, the push towards a digital economy in Africa will be missing a key pillar. Our decision to increase our investment in our data centres in Kenya is in recognition of the position the country now occupies as a leader in the adoption of digital technologies in Africa," said Hardy Pemhiwa, group president & CEO of Cassava Technologies.

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Africa Data Centres announces second Cape Town DC

11 January 2023

Africa Data Centres has announced that it is building a second data centre in Cape Town.

The new facility will be in the north of the city and will have an IT load of 20MW. Construction is underway, and the facility will be up and running by mid-2024. The data centre will be 12,000 square metres of white space or the space available for customers to lease, although the physical site will be much larger than that.

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OADC Lagos data centre comes online

08 December 2022

Lagos data centre

Lagos data centre

Open Access Data Centres’ (OADC) new flagship data centre in Lekki, Lagos is now operational.

The company’s rapid data centre rollout continues, with three new core facilities in South Africa and expansion of the existing OADC Durban facility. Together with OADC’s unique core-to-edge deployment in South Africa, this is enabling telcos, ISPs, cloud operators, the wholesale community, and major enterprises to benefit from greater choice, a truly client focussed service experience and an extended African cloud ecosystem.

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Vertiv highlights five data centre trends for 2023

09 November 2022

Data centres will experience increased regulation and third-party oversight in 2023 as the world continues to grapple with the industry’s rising energy and water consumption against the backdrop of ongoing climate change.

The intensified focus on the overall environmental and community impact of the data centre is one of five industry trends for 2023 identified by the global data centre experts at Vertiv.

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