IXAfrica signs up for second data centre campus

IXAfrica signs up for second data centre campus

IXAfrica Data Centre, a developer and operator of hyperscale-ready data centres in East Africa, and Tilisi Developments, a premier real estate developer, have announced that IXAfrica has signed a term sheet to purchase 11 acres of prime land for the construction of its second data centre campus in Nairobi, Kenya.

This groundbreaking transaction, as the partners call it, marks a significant milestone for both companies and, they add, represents a major leap forward in advancing data centre infrastructure in East Africa. Due diligence is currently underway to determine the exact size of the campus, with initial estimates pointing to a 30MW+ facility.

In explaining the reason for the partnership with Tilisi, Guy Willner, Chairman of IXAfrica, highlights Tilisi’s industrial parks, high-quality development, reliable power and water supply, fresh air, and advantageous altitude for free cooling, and says: “This new campus will provide an ideal environment for our data centre operations. With latency sub-5ms between the two campuses the distance satisfies the maximal and minimal requirements for hyperscale deployments.”

This new data centre campus is expected to cater to the increasing demand for cloud computing services, digital transformation, and edge computing applications in in East Africa. By providing state-of-the-art infrastructure, green power availability, advanced security measures, and efficient cooling solutions, IXAfrica is, the company says, poised to play a pivotal role in bolstering East Africa’s technology landscape.

With a Nairobi Campus One overall design capacity of 22.5MW, iXAfrica says it has the largest data centre project in the Greater East African region, serving a total population of 300 million people.

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