Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, has just announced the launch of its second data center facility in Cape Town, South Africa.

Planned to be a part of Africa Data Centres’ wide-scale African expansion drive and part of the group’s ongoing and substantial investment in infrastructure in the Western Cape province, the new data center is to deliver 12,000 square meters of white space or the space available for customers to lease and an IT load of 20MW.

“Cape Town is a thriving city and the second largest economy in South Africa. It is regarded as the country’s IT and software hub, and we are seeing significant growth in the data center market in the region. It is a preferred site for both global and local providers of cloud software and IT services,” said Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centers.

“We built and operate the first hyperscale colocation data center in the city, which already houses a number of global providers alongside major South African enterprises and government, and this second facility will add capacity to the region, and redundancy too.”

To be operational by mid-2024, the new facility is planned to be built to meet Africa Data Centers’ new standard modular design, with the expectation of delivering scalability, flexibility, and energy efficiency solutions to all its customers in the region.

“This second data center facility in Cape Town increases the number of our data centers in South Africa to four and is part of our investment program to deliver an additional ten data centers in Africa. I would like to acknowledge the Western Cape Provincial Government and the Western Cape Department of Economic Development who have been extremely supportive as we expand our data center facilities in Cape Town,” said Hardy Pemhiwa, Group President & CEO of Cassava Technologies.

Africa Data Centres, also recently announced its plan to expand its Sameer data center facility in Nairobi, Kenya, adding up to 15MW of IT capacity. This expansion is to be carried out on a recently acquired piece of land adjacent to the company’s existing data center in Nairobi, Kenya and is planned to be completed in the first half of 2024.