Africa Data Centers Inaugurates Expansion of Samrand Facility

1 Expansion of the Samrand facility of the Africa Data Center ( from 10 MW to 40 MW; The total capacity of the Africa Data Center platform is expected to exceed 100 MW upon completion of Samrand’s installation.

2 Africa Data Centres, a company of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, announced that it has begun expanding its Samrand facility in Johannesburg from 10 MW to 40 MW of IT load.

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3 “Expansion”, explains Tesh Durvasula, CEO data centers in Africa, “will take place in several phases.

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4 Construction of the first phase begins today and will deliver 20 MW in eight data rooms by 2023.

5 The next phase will include an additional 10 MW IT load by the end of 2025.

6 The infrastructure will be fully modular with all critical machine rooms pre-fabricated off-site.

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8 The company recently said it was expanding its capacity in Johannesburg to 100MW of IT load.

9 This announcement follows the recent launch of a new 10MW data center at the company’s Midrand campus and the expansion of the organization’s operations in Accra, Ghana According to Durvasula, “This is a step forward in the organization’s massive expansion plans announced in September, the most ambitious data center expansion plans Africa has ever seen.”

ten will see the data center giant build large-scale data centers in Africa, including the top five data center markets in North Africa, namely Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, South Africa and Egypt.

11 “Our unprecedented $500 million investment will enable Africa Data Centers to build numerous interconnected, cloud-neutral and carrier-neutral data centers across the continent.

12 It will more than double our already large footprint on the continent and aims to help Africa achieve its digital transformation goals,” he added.

13 The opening of the Africa Data Centers Johannesburg facility is an integral part of the expansion, as South Africa is one of the largest data center markets in Africa and a gateway to larger neighboring markets. small.

14 “South Africa is a strategic location as it is at the very southern tip of Africa and is undoubtedly the de facto data hub and technology hub for the Sub-Saharan Africa region,” Durvasula adds. .

15 “This, coupled with the growing fiber connectivity provided by terrestrial and submarine fiber networks, makes it the vanguard of data center expansion on the continent.” Africa Data Centers’ continued investments in world-class data centers will enable global cloud customers to serve South Africa and the entire sub-Saharan Africa region.

16 Once the expansion of the Samrand facilities is completed, the total capacity of the Africa Data Center platform is expected to exceed 100 MW.

17 Africa Data Centers continues to invest heavily in the region TIC infrastructure and can now confidently say that it is the biggest and best data center operator on the continent.

18 The organization’s vendor and operator neutral offering ensures that customers can access top-notch data center infrastructure and interconnection.

19 Additionally, Samrand’s facility expansion and growth plans underscore our dedication and commitment to advancing digital in Africa.

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Ramon J. Espinoza