IXAfrica is set to construct its second data centre campus in Nairobi. The campus will be located at Tilisi on your way to Limuru town. The company is currently conducting due diligence to determine the exact size of the campus. Preliminary estimates are targeting to have a 30MW+ facility. This will be more than the 15MW that Africa Data Centre added to its facility at Sameer last year.
The new data centre campus in East Africa is expected to cater to the increasing demand for cloud computing services, digital transformation, and edge computing applications in the region. There are no timelines given as to when the due diligence will be done or when construction will start and complete.
Guy Willner, Chairman of IXAfrica, expressed his strong belief at the prospect of offering a second site for hyperscalers looking to enter East Africa. “This expansion reaffirms our commitment to the region and our belief in its immense potential for growth and technological advancement. With Tilisi’s industrial parks, high-quality development, reliable power and water supply, fresh air, and advantageous altitude for free cooling, this new campus will provide an ideal environment for our data center operations. With latency sub-5ms between the two campuses the distance satisfies the maxima and minima requirements for hyperscale deployments.”
Graeme Reid Tilisi CEO, voiced his enthusiasm for the strategic partnership formed with IXAfrica, emphasizing Tilisi’s attractiveness as a prime investment destination for developers. Mr. Reid stated, “Our collaboration with IXAfrica is a testament to Tilisi’s appeal as an investment hub for developers. This partnership bolsters our standing as a premier infrastructure developer in the region.”
Richard Hechle, Managing Director of Dimension Data East & West Africa, said “This expansion signifies not only enhanced capacity but also a gateway to further connectivity options, enabling us to deliver seamless and high-performance solutions to our customers. We look forward to leveraging this strategic move to catalyze innovation, foster growth, and ultimately elevate the connectivity experience for our clients.”