The Raxio Group, a pan-African data centre developer and operator, has announced that it is investing in and establishing Raxio Angola, which it says is the first state-of-the-art, carrier neutral, Tier III data centre in the country.
Angola’s digital and telecommunications ecosystems have been developing rapidly, which, Raxio says, provides a growth opportunity to become a strategic connectivity hub in the region, including significant cross-border traffic with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where Raxio is already building a facility in Kinshasa. With no existing carrier-neutral, Tier III-certified data centres, Raxio Angola will be a key interlink between terrestrial and submarine connectivity in the country, serving both local and international demand.
Set to be commissioned in February 2024, Raxio Angola will be located in the Cacuaco district, on the outskirts of Luanda close to submarine cable landing sites and not far from the central business district of the capital. Land has already been secured, allowing Raxio to build a facility to deliver more than 6MW of IT capacity.
Raxio’s prime real estate site in Cacuaco benefits from access to reliable grid power, terrestrial fibre connectivity and road infrastructure, and is sited strategically to serve as a suitable location for both primary and disaster recovery needs of customers.
Raxio Angola will offer its customers an optimized environment for their IT equipment in what it calls a state-of-the-art ‘metro-edge’ facility. The data centre will be fully equipped with technology solutions that not only ensure full redundancy and maximized uptime, but also optimize power consumption and energy efficiency.