Africa Data Centers Breaks Ground On Samrand Facility Expansion – NNN NEWS NIGERIA

1 Expansion of Africa Data Center ( Samrand Facility from 10MW to 40MW; The total capacity of the Africa Data Center platform is expected to exceed 100 MW upon completion of the Samrand installation.
2 Africa Data Centres, a Cassava Technologies company, a pan-African technology group, announced that it has started expansion of its Samrand facility in Johannesburg from 10MW to 40MW of IT load.
3 “The expansion,” says Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, “will happen in multiple phases.
4 Construction of the first phase begins today and will deliver 20MW across eight data rooms by 2023.
5 The next phase will include an additional 10MW of IT load by the end of 2025.
6 The infrastructure will be fully modular with all critical plant rooms prefabricated off-site.
7 .”
8 The company recently said it is expanding its capacity in Johannesburg to 100MW of IT load.
9 This announcement comes on the heels of the recent launch of a new 10MW data center at the company’s Midrand campus and the expansion of The organization’s operations in Accra, Ghana According to Durvasula, “This is a step forward in the organization’s massive expansion plans announced in September, the most ambitious data center expansion plans Africa has ever seen.”
10 will see the data center giant build large scale data centers in Africa, including the top five data center markets in e l North Africa, namely Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, South Africa and Egypt.
11 “Our unprecedented $500 million investment will enable Africa Data Centers to build numerous interconnected, cloud-independent and carrier-independent data centers across the continent.
12 It will more than double our already significant footprint on the continent and aims to help Africa achieve its digital transformation goals,” he added.
13 The opening of the Africa Data Centers Johannesburg facility is an integral part of the expansion, as South Africa is one of the largest data center markets in Africa and a gateway to smaller neighboring markets.
14 “South Africa is a strategic location as it is at the southernmost point of Africa and is undoubtedly the de facto data hub and technology hub for the sub-Saharan African region,” adds Durvasula.
15 “This, coupled with the growing fiber connectivity provided by onshore and undersea fiber networks, makes it at the forefront of data center expansion on the continent.” Africa Data Centers’ ongoing investments in world-class data center facilities will enable global cloud customers to serve South Africa and the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region.
16 Once the expansion of the Samrand facilities is complete, the total capacity of the Africa Data Center platform is expected to exceed 100 MW.
17 Africa Data Centers continues to invest heavily in the region’s ICT infrastructure and can now confidently say that it is the largest and best data center operator on the continent.
18 The organization’s vendor and carrier neutral offering ensures that customers can access best-in-class data center infrastructure and interconnection.
19 Additionally, Samrand’s facility expansion and growth plans highlight our dedication and commitment to driving digital forward in Africa.

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