Africa Data Centres has completed its new Johannesburg data center in South Africa.
The 10MW facility sits on the pan-African firm’s Midrand campus and adds four data halls with 6,000 sq m (64,500 sq ft) of white space. The total campus at full build out will have eight data halls comprising 9,000 sq m (96,900 sq ft) and 20MW of capacity.
“We are thrilled to be able to deliver to our existing and future customers the most modern data center in Johannesburg. We are happy to be a partner in our customers’ growth by delivering capacity in this facility immediately.,” said Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres. “This investment demonstrates Africa Data Centres' confidence in the South African economy and digital development”.
The company currently has or is developing data centers in Lagos, Nigeria; Lomé, Togo; Samrand and Midrand, South Africa; and Nairobi, Kenya. Earlier this month the company announced a $500 million goal to build 10 data centers across 10 African countries over the next two years. The company plans to double its footprint and building facilities in the likes of Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt, and will be funded through new equity and facilities from leading development finance institutions and multilateral organizations through ADC’s parent company, Liquid Intelligent Technologies.
A 2021 report from African Data Centres Association (ADCA) and Xalam Analytics said that the continent needs 1000MW & 700 data center facilities in order to meet demand and bring the rest of Africa up the same density as South Africa.