Pan African Data Center, Africa Data Centres has acquired extra land for expansion of its Sameer facility in Nairobi by up to 15 megawatts (MW) of IT load.
This move has been attributed to the increase in demand for the adoption of digital services in the East African regions hence a need to provide five times the current capacity.
The new center is set up, to begin with, 5Mw of IT load and will be built on the company’s modular design, including all critical plant rooms, prefabricated off-site to ensure the highest possible quality. Most of the construction is set to be done by local contractors as it is presumed to be ready by early 2024.
“Colocation has become the foundation of African digital transformation and will be for the foreseeable future,” Cassava Technologies Group President & CEO Hardy Pemhiwa said.
Additionally, the expansion will allow Africa Data Centre clients to grow and scale depending on their requirements. Urging that they are capable of starting small, increasing to a medium capacity, and even benefiting from a hyper-scale type of deployment in a few years if they choose to.
“This is very reassuring for customers, as it brings a lot of synergies by enabling them to operate multiple deployments across Africa Data Centres sites with a single operations team and a campus and infrastructure, they are familiar with,” says Africa Data Centres CEO Tesh Durvasula.
Customers haven’t been left out as they are set to also benefit from fast access to the cloud and managed services within the diverse ecosystem and increased external network options, thanks to Africa Data Centres’ extensive connectivity partners.