CLOUDNews

IXAfrica to establish its second data centre campus in Nairobi


 IXAfrica has revealed plans to construct its second data centre campus in Nairobi, Kenya.

The hyperscale-ready data centres operator has signed a term sheet with property developer Tilisi Developments to purchase 11 acres of prime land for the construction.

Due diligence is currently underway to determine the exact size of the campus, with initial estimates pointing to an impressive 30MW+ facility.

“This expansion reaffirms our commitment to the region and our belief in its immense potential for growth and technological advancement.” Guy Willner, Chairman of IXAfrica said.

”With Tilisi’s industrial parks, high-quality development, reliable power and water supply, fresh air, and advantageous altitude for free cooling, this new campus will provide an ideal environment for our data centre operations. With latency sub-5ms between the two campuses, the distance satisfies the maxima and minima requirements for hyperscale deployments.”

The new IXAfrica data centre campus in East Africa is expected to cater to the increasing demand for cloud computing services, digital transformation, and edge computing applications in the region. By providing state-of-the-art infrastructure, green power availability, advanced security measures, and efficient cooling solutions, IXAfrica is poised to play a pivotal role in bolstering East Africa’s technology landscape.

“Our collaboration with IXAfrica is a testament to Tilisi’s appeal as an investment hub for developers. This partnership bolsters our standing as a premier infrastructure developer in the region.” Graeme Reid Tilisi CEO,  said.

Richard Hechle, Managing Director of Dimension Data East & West Africa, said “This expansion signifies not only enhanced capacity but also a gateway to further connectivity options, enabling us to deliver seamless and high-performance solutions to our customers. We look forward to leveraging this strategic move to catalyze innovation, foster growth, and ultimately elevate the connectivity experience for our clients.”

Follow us on TelegramTwitter, and Facebook, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter to ensure you don’t miss out on any future updates. Send tips to editor@techtrendske.co.ke 

Facebook Comments

[TechTrends Podcast] Connectivity in Africa ft Africa Data Centres MD Dan Kwach

Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I track and report on tech and African startups. Founder and Editor of TechTrends Media. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

Have anything to add to this article? Leave us a comment below

Back to top button