SETS $500 MILLION FOR EXPANSION IN AFRICA
Africa Data Centres (ADC), carrier-neutral data center company, has announced plans to expand its IT load capacity in Johannesburg, South Africa to 100MW, carrying out expansions across three campuses in the region.
Currently, ADC which is a business arm of Cassava Technologies, operates two Johannesburg hyper-scale data centers which are located in Midrand and Samrand. These facilities offer 9,000 square meters of white space across 8 Data halls and 6,000 square meters of white space across 4 Data halls respectively.
While ADC now plans to expand its Midrand (JHB1) and Samrand (JHB2) facilities towards full development, the company stated that it is also working to secure land for a third location to support the target expansion in Johannesburg.
“Today’s announcements by Africa Data Centres and our expansion plans, highlights our commitment to accelerating digital transformation in Africa. Growing our data centers footprint is a key part of delivering on our vision of a digitally connected future that leaves no African behind,” said Hardy Pemhiwa, President & CEO of Cassava Technologies.
ADC further announced that it has set aside $500 million to enable the company more than double its data center footprint in Africa. In line with this plan, the company further disclosed plans to build a total of ten new hyperscale data centers across Africa, targeting the top five data center markets in the continent, namely South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt.
Already, the company has begun the development of a second data center in Kenya with the capacity to deliver up to 20MW and further securing land for a third facility. Dedicating about $200 million to its Kenya expansion, ADC looks to double its data center footprint in the country.
“Kenya is one of the top data center markets in Africa and is widely viewed as the gateway to the East African region. There has been a dramatic increase in the adoption of digital services, and the move from on-premises to colocation and managed facilities will be at the vanguard of data center development in the years to come,” said Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres.
Also, Africa Data Centres (ADC), has just announced the opening of a new 10MW data center facility in Lagos, Nigeria (LOS1) which targets hyperscale clients in the country and throughout West Africa.