Africa Data Centres, Africa's largest network of interconnected, carrier and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, has announced a strategic partnership with The London Internet Exchange (LINX), the UK’s leading peering community, to explore growth and opportunities in current and new markets across Africa.
Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, notes that the goal is to add value to local network communities, LINX membership and data centre facilities across Africa. Referring to data centres specifically, he adds: “Building new facilities is the one path that Africa can take to address the growing need for storage and networking that are crucial to digitising Africa and bringing digital services to its citizens.”
Meanwhile, Africa Data Centres has said it is ready to begin work on a new data centre in Ghana. The company last week announced that it will shortly start construction of the data centre on its newly acquired land in the Central Business District of Accra.
The facility has been designed for an initial 10MW, which can expand to 30MW. It is partially funded by the United States government’s International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). The first phase is scheduled to be completed within 12 months.
This data centre is part of ADC’s expansion plans in ten markets across the continent, including South Africa, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Angola.
The Data Centre Dynamics website reports that ADC has developed, or is developing, data centres in Nairobi, Lagos, Nigeria, Accra, and Lomé. It also has South African facilities in Johannesburg.
The past year has seen the company announce plans for its first data centre in Kigali, and break ground on an expansion in Nairobi as well as a second data centre in Cape Town.