Raxio, a premier pan-African data centre developer and operator, has announced that it has appointed Master Power Technologies (Master Power), one of Africa’s leading data centre solutions companies, specialising in the supply and installation of pre-engineered data centres to build and install multiple data centres in Africa.
Following its first facility in Uganda, Raxio’s next suite of data centres are being developed in Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique in order to deliver premier colocation services to the region. The infrastructure will help drive growth to the region by supporting the rising consumption of data and the growing digital needs while reducing the costs associated with digital access for all.
Master Power’s appointment was the result of a highly competitive bidding and evaluation process conducted by Raxio’s technical team and overseen by Raxio’s lead design consultant, Future-tech. Master Power’s scope of work across Raxio’s multiple sites will cover design localisation, supply, install and commissioning of all technical areas. Raxio’s unique and highly innovative design based on ‘metro-edge’ principles is highly scalable and will deliver the lowest power utilisation effectiveness ratio on the continent through the choice of best-in-class energy efficient power and cooling technology.
The new Raxio data centres will continue to broaden customer access to state-of-the-art colocation facilities, boosting Digital Transformation in new markets on the continent and providing an environment to meet the demands of the population for increased connectivity. The facilities will also be a catalyst for economic growth and job creation, while minimising the impact on the environment through an energy efficient design which does not compromise the reliability of the overall system.
Raxio facilities are designed to cater to a wide spectrum of customers delivering power densities up to 21KW per rack while providing the cooling required to optimally run customer equipment.
All the facilities are being designed and developed in compliance with Uptime Institute’s Tier III standard with no single points of failure, enabling concurrent maintainability. In addition to providing power and cooling redundancy, the data centres will also enable connectivity redundancy through diverse fibre intake and meet-me rooms, all within a highly secure environment.
Menno Parsons, CEO of Master Power, said: “Digital infrastructure is desperately needed in Africa as connectivity becomes available to more of the population. Working with Raxio to build its next suite of data centres is critical in helping to support the growing demand for colocation services across the region, and we are very pleased to be able to support the rollout of such unique, next-generation facilities. Our experience in the region and Raxio’s commitment to help grow Africa’s digital communities means we will be able to increase the infrastructure available in key regions.”Click below to share this article