Cloud and carrier-neutral data center services provider PAIX, has announced the development of a new data center in Nairobi, Kenya.

“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,” said Wouter van Hulten, CEO of PAIX Data Centres.

The new facility is currently under construction and sited in Britam Tower, located in Upper Hill, Nairobi’s new financial district. The data center is expected to open in November 2020, offering access to the main carriers present in East Africa, fiber networks and content providers.

“We are delighted to host PAIX Data Centres at Britam Tower, an award-winning and state-of-the-art building,” said Ambrose Dabani, CEO of Britam Life Assurance.

“The arrival of PAIX Data Centres in Upper Hill enables the digital transformation of our business, an important building block for our future plans. It ensures that both Britam and our tenants have access to world-class digital infrastructure, with access to all the major networks and cloud providers. This will further strengthen Upper Hill as the hub for business in Nairobi and Britam Tower as the building of choice.”

PAIX started in 2018 with the acquisition of West Africa Data Centers Ltd (using the brand name of RackAfrica). With the transaction, PAIX gained a data center in Ghana that has been in operation since 2011, offering colocation services, disaster recovery and IT infrastructure solutions.

The Ghana carrier-neutral facility which is located at a short drive from Accra Kotoka International airport, was further upgraded and expanded by PAIX in 2019.

The company’s new data center project in Kenya is supported by the Dutch Government through the Dutch Good Growth Fund, which provides PAIX with a long term growth financing for this project.