The Raxio Group, a leading pan-African data centre developer and operator, held a ground-breaking ceremony marking the start of construction of its fifth – and Côte d’Ivoire’s first – Tier III carrier-neutral colocation data centre, located at the Village of Innovation and Technology (VITIB) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
This facility marks the group’s anticipated entry into West Africa as the regional hub for the West African Economic Monetary and Economic Union (WAEMU), which includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. Raxio Côte d’Ivoire is strategically located to serve this economic block, with regulation allowing storage and movement of data by banks and other financial institutions within the territory.
Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group, highlighted the data centre’s role in supporting the country and the locality: “We’re thrilled to break ground on this facility and firmly establish ourselves in West Africa – a key growth vector for our continued expansion. Abidjan is the ideal position for organisations and businesses from across the WAEMU to colocate their mission-critical infrastructure in a professionally managed, highly reliable facility. Raxio is proud to be building the first of its scale and calibre in the region.”Click below to share this article