PAIX Data Centres (“PAIX”), a Pan-African provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services has entered the Kenyan market.
The company has today announced the construction of its Nairobi data centre “PAIX Nairobi-1” for opening in November this year.
PAIX’s new data centre facility in Kenya is part of the company’s accelerated Pan-African expansion, following its 2018 entry into the West African market with PAIX ACC1, the leading cloud- and carrier-neutral data centre in Accra, Ghana.
The data centre will be located at Britam Tower, the capital’s tallest office building and a prominent landmark located in Upper Hill. It will host 240 cabinets with a total power capacity of 1.5MVA, 690m2 of whitespace, and a guaranteed uptime of 99.982%. The shared facilities will house PAIX clients’ computer equipment, and the company ensures it is a secure facility for mission critical IT infrastructure.
“This highly connected location for PAIX Nairobi-1 is an ideal entry point into the Kenyan data centre market, we contribute to the strength of the infrastructure that enables the digital economy in Kenya. This will allow us to serve a diverse customer community, generating new business opportunities for all connected businesses’, says Wouter van Hulten, CEO of PAIX Data Centres.
“The central location of PAIX Nairobi-1 makes this facility an ideal connectivity hub that strengthens the digital infrastructure of the city. The tower is ideally situated for both fibre and wireless networks, and we look forward to serving our customers in the area”, Jama Mohamed, Director of Frontier Optical Networks added.
The facility has ample fibre connectivity from all leading carriers, making the site highly suitable for PAIX’s interconnected customer community of internet service providers, telecom operators, cloud providers, content distribution networks, digital media and enterprises.
“Building reliable communications infrastructure is at the heart of our business, and we look forward to serving PAIX clients with connectivity on our expanded network between Mombasa and Nairobi, and throughout Kenya.” John Kamau, General Manager of Jamii Telecommunications Ltd said.
PAIX’s data centre project in Kenya is supported by the Dutch Good Growth Fund (“DGGF”) of the Dutch Government providing PAIX’s data centre projects with long term growth financing for its Pan-African expansion.