Africa Data Centres begins works on Samrand facility expansion

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced that it has broken ground on the expansion of its Samrand facility in Johannesburg, from 10MW to 40MW of IT load. The company recently said it is expanding its capacity in Johannesburg to 100MW of IT load. This announcement comes hot on the…

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Data center developer Raxio Group launches in one of Africa’s biggest consumer markets, Tanzania

TANZANIA – The Raxio Group (Raxio), a premier pan-African data centre developer and operator, has announced that it is investing and establishing a data center in Tanzania Raxio Tanzania is the first state-of-the-art, carrier neutral, Tier III data centre in the country. It is the latest facility to be part of Raxio’s fast expanding network of interconnected carrier neutral, Tier…

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Telecoms company PARATUS Namibia invests US$8m in data center

NAMIBIA – PARATUS Namibia, a telecommunications and infrastructure provider, is constructing a N$123 million (US$8.15m) data centre in the Brakwater area of Windhoek. According to a statement released by the company the facility, to be christened the Armada Data Centre, will be launched in August. “It will be the first carrier neutral and the largest data centre in Namibia and…

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Safaricom to put up US$100m data center in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – Mobile network operator Safaricom is deploying a new prefabricated data center in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, as the telco begins to launch operations in the country. Anwar Soussa, managing director of Safaricom Ethiopia, said in December 2021 the company’s first data center has arrived in Addis and the company is working on its network rollout. “At such…

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Oracle’s first cloud region in Africa goes live

SOUTH AFRICA – Software giant Oracle has officially opened its Johannesburg-based data centre, its first cloud region on the African continent. According to the company, the Oracle Cloud Johannesburg Region will allow organisations looking to build high-performing, secure applications, meet data sovereignty requirements, and devise robust disaster recovery plans, to meet the rapidly-growing demand for enterprise cloud services across the…

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Airtel Africa and Ericsson launch a new data center in Seychelles

SEYCHELLES – Airtel Africa has awarded Ericsson a turnkey project to relocate and modernize their existing network and core services to a new data centre in Seychelles. Featuring a blend of legacy and virtualized network functions, the partnership will provide Airtel Africa with a new hybrid network cloud environment, bringing significant efficacy gains. The hybrid network cloud environment will increase…

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Raxio Group expands its Africa footprint with Ivory Coast’s first carrier-neutral data center

IVORY COAST – Raxio Group, a pan-African data centre developer and operator, has invested in the first carrier-neutral Tier III data centre in Ivory Coast as it looks to expand its African footprint. The data centre developer and operator has revealed it will invest in ‘Raxio Abidjan’, which will be the latest facility of Raxio’s expanding network across Africa.  Earlier…

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Africell opens high-tech data center in Angola

ANGOLA – Mobile network operator Africell has taken another major step towards launching services in Angola by opening a data centre in Luanda, a facility resulting from substantial financial investment and will be the cornerstone of Africell’s network in Angola, providing a platform for a digital ecosystem for mobile users, entrepreneurs and innovators. “The opening of the data centre is…

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Oracle to build its first African data centre in Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA – Global software giant Oracle has announced that it has chosen Johannesburg as the site of its first African data center. Johannesburg will be among the 14 locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America that the company says it plans to open cloud regions to support strong customer demand for Oracle Cloud services. Upcoming…

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US firm Vantage to construct US$1.02b state-of-the-data centre in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – US-based provider of hyperscale data centres, Vantage Data Centres, has announced the beginning of construction on its new R15 billion (US$1.02 billion) state‐of‐the‐art data centre campus in South Africa, reports IT Web. In a press statement, the company says the first phase of the 80MW campus is scheduled to come online in the third quarter of 2022…

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