Africa Data Centres has announced the formal inauguration of its new 10MW data center facility in Lagos, Nigeria, which is part of one of the continent’s largest networks of an interconnected carrier, and cloud-neutral data center facilities.
According to the company, the new facility would allow hyperscale customers of Africa Data Centres to install digitization solutions throughout West Africa.
Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres, identifies Nigeria as one of the company’s main markets since there is a rapidly-growing need for data centers in the region, which is eager for digitization as African businesses of all sizes speed their digital transformation journeys.
Africa Data Centres, as part of the newly formed Cassava Technologies company, he claims, plays a crucial role in providing the digital infrastructure required to support the region’s growing adoption of digital services by consumers and enterprises.
The most recent data center project from ADC is in Eko Atlantic City, a special economic zone. When fully constructed, the facility would include six data halls with a total area of 6000m².
Duproz also revealed that the new facility is the first of four planned for Nigeria, adding that the company aims to create an additional facility in Lagos at a separate location to assure full disaster backup, as well as facilities in Abuja and Port Harcourt.
“The Africa Data Centre is experiencing an unprecedented demand for fintech services, apps, internet, cloud technologies, and other technologies, all of which are seeing data demand increase.”
“These are the most ambitious ambitions Africa has ever seen.” They will see us construct ten interconnected, cloud- and carrier-neutral data centers throughout the continent in an unprecedented $500 million investment in Africa’s digital transformation, doubling our already large commitment in the continent,” says Duproz.
The 10MW facility in Lagos is an important part of this expansion because Nigeria is a crucial African market for hyperscale customers looking to deploy digitization solutions in West Africa.
According to Duproz, the Lagos facility would serve as the de facto headquarters for Africa Data Centres in West Africa.