Africa Data Centres, the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.
The 10MW facility adds four data halls with 6,000 sq m (64,500 sq ft) of white space. The total campus at full build-out will have eight data halls comprising 9,000 sq m (96,900 sq ft) and 20MW of capacity.
“We are thrilled to be able to deliver to our existing and future customers the most modern data center in Johannesburg. We are happy to be a partner in our customers’ growth by delivering capacity in this facility immediately.,” said Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres. “This investment demonstrates Africa Data Centres' confidence in the South African economy and digital development”.
The new hyperscale data centre is part of the company's response to demand.
The unveiling of the new facility comes amidst Africa Data Centres' announcement of plans to build 10 additional data centres in new countries and to significantly expand its data centre footprint by more than twice its current capacity across Africa.
The company currently has or is developing data centers in Lagos, Nigeria; Lomé, Togo; Samrand and Midrand, South Africa; and Nairobi, Kenya.