Africa Data Centre opens new 10MW data center in Lagos
One of the largest interconnected and carrier networks and a cloud-neutral data facility in the African continent, Africa Data Centre, has officially opened its new 10MW data centre facility in Lagos, Nigeria.
With this new development, they are sure to upscale customers to deploy digital solutions to West Africa.
The CEO of Africa Data Centre, Stephane Duproz, described the Nigerian market as one of the company’s key markets since there has been a rapid surge in demand for data centres in the region. He said due to the market’s hunger for digitisation, organizations of various sizes and types are able to accelerate their digital transformation journeys.
He also said with the newly launched Cassava Technologies Group, the Africa Data Centre played a critical role in its digital infrastructure saying that it needed to support the mass digital services for consumers and businesses in the region.
Mr. Duproz also said the new facilities is the first of four earmarked for Nigeria, insisting that the company has plans to build additional facilities in Lagos at different locations so as to ensure a full disaster backup while other states like Abuja and Port Harcourt get their own facilities.
“Africa Data Centre is witnessing an unprecedented demand for fintech services, apps, broadband, cloud technologies, and more, all of which are seeing data demand skyrocket.”
“These plans are the greatest Africa has ever seen. They will see us build some ten interconnected, cloud- and carrier-neutral data centres across the length and breadth of the continent, in an unmatched $500-million investment in Africa’ digital transformation, which will double our already significant investment in the continent,” adds Duproz.
“We built this facility in response to the massive demand from hyperscalers, key cloud operators and multi-national enterprises that already use our facilities and have expressed interest in being a part of bringing digitisation at scale to West Africa. As the unquestioned leaders in data centre operations in Africa, we were the clear choice as partners in their expansion strategies.”
Mr Duproz is positive about their new Lagos facility saying it will be a de facto hub for Africa Data Centres in West Africa.
Duproz said the Nigerian data centres were part of a Continental network of data centres being rolled out in all the key cities of Africa. However, Duproz stresses that there will be no question of sacrificing the environment to carry out the company’s ambitious digitisation plans.