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Teraco Builds 38MW Data Center in South Africa

AFRICA’S LARGEST TO DATE Teraco Data Environments Ltd., has just commenced the construction of a new hyperscale data center JB4 in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, South Africa. JBA is Teraco’s seventh data center and designed to offer up to 38MW…

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PAIX Expands to East Africa with Kenya Data Center

PAIX NAIROBI-1 OPENS IN NOVEMBER 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…

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MainOne Breaks Ground On New Ghana Data Center

ANOTHER MDXi TIER III FACILITY West Africa’s connectivity and data center services provider MainOne, has officially commenced the construction of its MDXi facility, sited in Appolonia City, Ghana. MDXi, the data center subsidiary of MainOne, will build and operate the…

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Raxio Unveils 9 Fiber Carriers for Uganda Facility

FOR A CARRIER-NEUTRAL 1.5MW FACILITY Uganda based data center company Raxio, has just unveiled the signing-on of nine local fiber carriers for its Namanve carrier-neutral facility. The establishment of these carriers’ partnerships are placed ahead of the company’s data center…

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AWS Opens its New Cloud Region in South Africa

ITS 23RD DATA CENTER REGION Amazon Web Services (AWS) has just opened it new cloud region in Cape Town, South Africa which is the company’s 23rd region across the globe. As usual, the new cloud region comprises of three geographically…

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Interxion to Acquire Kenyan Icolo In 70% Stake Deal

INTERXION AND PRIF TO INVEST MORE IN AFRICA Based in the Netherlands; European data center giant Interxion, has just entered into an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in Icolo, a Kenyan data center operator. Interxion announced that it has…

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AWS welcomes Old Mutual to its Cloud Infrastructure

SHUTTING DOWN ITS DATA CENTERS BY 2022 Amazon’s cloud arm AWS (Amazon Web Services), has just been selected by Old Mutual Limited to house its 1000+ business applications. Based in South Africa, Old Mutual is one of the oldest and…

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UK’s $180m investment in Africa

UK $180m Investment in Africa. The CDC is investing $180 million in Liquid Telecom, which is Africa’s largest independent fiber optic and cloud computing provider. This deal becomes one of the biggest equity value investment of the UK government’s overseas…

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December 2018: Huawei set to launch its first African cloud data center

Huawei set to launch its first African cloud data center Huawei – a Chinese IT giant has announced the launch date for its cloud data centers in Cape Town, South Africa. The opening which is their first in Africa is…

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