TO EXPAND ITS AFRICAN FOOTPRINT
Pan-African data center developer and operator Raxio Group, has just announced that it has appointed Master Power Technologies a specialist in the supply and installation of pre-engineered data centers to build and install multiple data centers in Africa.
As announced, Master Power’s scope of work across Raxio’s next suite of data centers which are being developed in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique – is to cover design localization, supply, install and commissioning of all technical areas. In addition, the infrastructure are expected to help drive growth to the region by supporting the rising consumption of data and the growing digital needs, while reducing the costs associated with digital access for all.
“Digital infrastructure is desperately needed in Africa as connectivity becomes available to more of the population. Working with Raxio to build its next suite of data centers is critical in helping to support the growing demand for colocation services across the region, and we are very pleased to be able to support the rollout of such unique, next-generation facilities. Our experience in the region and Raxio’s commitment to help grow Africa’s digital communities means we will be able to increase the infrastructure available in key regions.”
According to Raxio, all the facilities are being designed and developed in compliance with Tier III standard, enabling concurrent maintainability, while providing power and cooling redundancy. Furthermore, the data centers are also planned to enable connectivity redundancy through diverse fibre intake and meet-me rooms.
“Working with Master Power allows us to accelerate our expansion through a more streamlined and optimized design-to-commissioning process across multiple sites. Master Power’s long-established track-record of successful installations across the African continent and a highly-skilled team, as well as its ability to tailor its solutions to meet the requirements of our unique design were key criteria in our selection process,” said Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group.
“Together with our own resources and technical partners we are convinced we have a winning combination to deliver these paradigm-shifting facilities to the region. In addition to this, our shared vision to enable digital transformation across Africa, driving economic growth and opportunities for the entire population makes Master Power the ideal choice for us.”
Raxio stated that the facilities are designed to cater to a wide spectrum of customers delivering power densities up to 21KW per rack whilst providing the cooling required to optimally run customer equipment.