Africa Data Centres has today celebrated ground breaking for its new Sh2 billion facility in Nairobi at the Sameer Business Park, set for completion in 2025.
The new facility will increase the current capacity by up to 15 megawatts (MW) of IT load and will enable customers to benefit from fast access to the cloud and managed services within the diverse ecosystem and increased external network options.
Speaking during the event, African Data Centres Managing Director Dan Kwach stated that, “Every organisation today is talking about making technology an enabler. It has informed our decision to expand a lot of big tech organisations are coming into Kenya and that has informed our decision.”
According to ADC The new centre will begin with 5MW of IT load and it be built on the company’s modular design, including all critical plant rooms, prefabricated off-site to ensure the highest possible quality, and will be looking to tap onto the increasing number of firms that have announced plans to venture into the country.
“Our data centres will be build designed and operated in a way that exploits cutting edge technology and using renewable energy,” continued the Managing Director.
Kwach added that the new facility will initially cost Sh2 billion but the figure is projected to rise.