Raxio has officially launched what it calls Uganda’s first state-of-the-art Tier III carrier-neutral data centre at its site in the Kampala Industrial and Business Park (KIBP).
Raxio says it will work towards supporting industries that are facing increasingly complex and unique IT and regulatory challenges by providing secure colocation space of up to 400 racks ready to house mission-critical IT infrastructure in a 24/7 redundant environment.
The data centre brings the so-called ‘metro edge’ data centre model to Africa, allowing for the exchange of data traffic in facilities located close to urban centres in state-of-the-art, hyperscale-ready environments.
As a carrier-neutral data centre, Raxio Uganda offers a wide variety of seamless data connectivity options thanks to the variety of local and international fibre carriers currently connected at the data centre.
The multiple points of connectivity increase redundancy, resilience in service, optimal uptime, and diversity in business operations, while driving down the overall cost of connectivity for customers, says the company. It adds that Raxio hosts an instance of the Uganda Internet eXchange Point, which allows networks to directly interconnect and freely exchange data traffic at a common point in-country, making the internet cheaper, faster, and more reliable.
As with most modern data centre developments, this facility aims to minimise its impact on the environment. Equipment choices at Raxio Uganda were made and adapted to the local environmental and climatic conditions with a view to continuously reduce energy consumption.
Raxio Data Centre in Uganda is a part of the wider Raxio Group that is focused on investing in, building and operating Tier III data centres across Africa. As reported on these pages in the past year, this includes planned developments in Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.