Africa Data Centres announces expansion of Joburg capacity to 100MW of IT load

Africa Data Centres has announced that it is expanding its capacity in Johannesburg to 100MW of IT load. This represents a significant step in the company’s efforts to expand its reach both in SA and other parts of the continent.

Regarding the latter, Africa Data Centres says it plans to expand its hyperscale and enterprise-focused data centres at its existing campuses in Midrand and Samrand, along with looking to secure land for a third location.

These announcements follow the recent launch of a new 10MW data centre at the company’s campus in Midrand.

Following the announcement of its expansion plans in September last year, the company is tipping the plan as being the most ambitious of its kind for data centres in Africa.

“Today’s announcements by Africa Data Centres and our expansion plans, highlights our commitment to accelerating digital transformation in Africa. Growing our data centres footprint is a key part of delivering on our vision of a digitally connected future that leaves no African behind ” added Hardy Pemhiwa, president and CEO of Cassava Technologies.

The expansion plans will see the data centre specialist building 10 hyperscale campuses across Africa, including some of the top markets on the continent – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Morocco and Egypt.

Africa Data Centres has set aside $500 million to bring this project to fruition, enabling the company to potentially double its footprint in Africa.

The expansion of capacity to Africa Data Centres’ Johannesburg facilities are said to be an integral part of the company’s long-term goals, with SA identified as one of the key data centre markets in Africa, and a gateway for smaller neighbouring markets.


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