Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Africa Data Centres Breaks Ground for Samrand Facility Expansion – African Business

Expansion of Africa Data Samrand Facility from 10MW to 40MW; Africa Data Centre’s entire platform capacity is expected to exceed 100MW on completion of the Samrand Facility.

Africa Data Centres is a Cassava Technologies company that operates in Africa. It announced that it has begun construction on its Samrand facility in Johannesburg. The expansion will allow for an additional 10MW to 40MW of IT load.

“The expansion,” says Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, “will happen in multiple phases. The first phase of construction is currently underway and will deliver 20MW across eight Data Halls by 2023. The next phase will add 10MW to the IT load by 2025. The infrastructure will be fully modular with all critical plant rooms being prefabricated off-site.”

Recently, the company announced that it will increase its capacity in Johannesburg to handle 100MW of IT load. This announcement comes hot on the heels of the recent launch of a new 10MW data centre at the company’s campus in Midrand and the expansion of the organisation’s operations in Accra, Ghana.  

According to Durvasula, “This is a step forward in the organisation’s massive expansion plans announced in September, the most ambitious data centre expansion plans Africa has ever seen.”

The data centre giant will build large, hyper-scale data centers across Africa, including the top five markets in North Africa: Morocco, Tunisia Kenya, South Africa, South Africa, and Egypt.  “Our unmatched investment of $500m will enable Africa Data Centres to build numerous interconnected, cloud- and carrier-neutral data centres across the continent. It will more than double our already significant footprint on the continent and aims to help Africa achieve its digital transformation goals,” he added.

The breaking of ground for Africa Data Centres’ Johannesburg facilities is an integral part of the expansion, as South Africa is one of the most important data centre markets in Africa and a gateway for smaller neighbouring markets.

“South Africa is a strategic location, being at the southern-most point of Africa and is undoubtedly the de facto data centre and technology hub for the sub-Saharan Africa region,” adds Durvasula. “This, in conjunction with the increasing fibre connectivity brought by both undersea and terrestrial fibre networks, makes it at the vanguard of data centre expansion on the continent”.

Africa Data Centres’ ongoing investments in world-class data centre facilities will enable global cloud clients to service South Africa and the entire sub-Saharan African region. Once the Samrand facility expansion is completed, Africa Data Centre’s entire platform capacity is expected to exceed 100MW.

Africa Data Centres continues to invest heavily in the region’s ICT infrastructure and can now confidently say it is the continent’s largest and best data centre operator. The organisation’s carrier- and vendor-neutral offering ensures that clients can access interconnection and best-in-class data centre infrastructure. Our dedication and commitment to driving Africa’s digital future shines through with the Samrand expansion and growth plans.

Distributed by APO Group for Africa Data Centres

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