Africa Data Centres, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has today launched its newly-expanded data centres facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.
The state-of-the-art, carrier-neutral SADC Johannesburg and SADC Cape Town will provide leading cloud service providers, carriers and enterprises with additional rack space and colocation services to meet the rising demand for cloud-based services in Southern Africa.
The company has more than doubled the size of its existing South Africa-based facilities, which are built to Tier III standards and were acquired as part of Liquid Telecom’s ZAR 6.55 billion deal for Neotel in February 2017.
Following completion of the first phase of expansion, SADC Johannesburg now offers over 3000 square metres of secured space for data servers served through a total power capacity of 7MW, while SADC Cape Town provides 1800 square metres of secured rack space with 5.5MW of power. The company has already sketched a plan for further expansion of these facilities by five-fold over the next five years.
“As moving to cloud-based solutions becomes more commonplace, businesses across Africa require more carrier-neutral, open-access data centre space for their business-critical data and applications,” said Nic Rudnick, Group CEO at Liquid Telecom. “Through continuous investment in Africa Data Centres, we are providing the foundations for leading enterprises and cloud providers to come and build their digital future in Africa.”
Africa Data Centres is also currently expanding its award-winning East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, which houses 2,000 square metres of secured space for data servers over four floors and is currently the only data centre in East Africa with Tier III certification.
Customers at Africa Data Centres can also access Liquid Telecom’s CloudConnect for Microsoft ExpressRoute service, which enables businesses to create private connections between Azure data centres and infrastructure on-premises or in a colocation environment.