Major new data centre under way in Nairobi

Major new data centre under way in Nairobi

IXAfrica, the new-entrant data centre operator in Kenya, has announced plans to build what it describes as a world-leading and sustainable campus at a newly secured location in Nairobi.

IXAfrica says its data centres are designed to accommodate modern high-load servers and infrastructure for ultra-dense computing in accordance with the latest global standards. During construction, it is planned to use the best energy-efficient and engineering solutions, including a number of green technology initiatives. 

IXAfrica’s new hyperscale-ready campus will allow companies to fully comply with privacy and localisation laws while also, the company says, providing the fastest, lowest-latency access possible to the countries of the Greater East African Region and its population of over 300 million people.

The strategic location of the data centre combines proximity to recent 66kV electrical substation builds and the junction of the majority of fibre optic cables for the region. This will, says IXAfrica, create a vast and reliable internet ecosystem of cloud and technology companies on-campus, complemented by a large volume of office space plus extensive satellite landing station capacity.

Niraj Shah, VP sales and business development at IXAfrica, said: “Our ambitious build plan reflects the growing need for quality internet infrastructure in Kenya, and our first phase campus of 4.5 acres allows us to start our project.” He added: “We are already in discussion with a number of major international Internet companies who have been eyeing the market but who have been frustrated through the lack of credible data centre capacity here.”


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