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Equinix to enter South Africa with US$160 million data centre investment in Johannesburg

Equinix has announced plans to enter the South African market with a US$160 million data centre investment in Johannesburg that augments its current footprint on the African continent in Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. The new data centre is expected to open mid-2024.  With its South Africa expansion, Equinix is entering one of the largest and most digitally developed […]

Vantage Data Centers announces second campus in Johannesburg

Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data centre campuses, has announced the construction of a second campus (JNB2) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The JNB2 Isando campus is strategically located in Ekurhuleni, the greater Johannesburg Metropol’s trade and industry hub and approximately 17km from Vantage’s growing JNB1 Midrand campus. JNB2 is sited near […]

Will data centre investment be the catalyst for cloud adoption in Africa?

Neil Templeton, VP, Marketing, Console Connect, investigates Africa’s data centre landscape over the course of the year as well as how it is set to evolve in 2023. He considers the potential of cloud technology for accelerating data centre investment across the continent.  While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted businesses and the economy, one silver lining […]

Radio breaks ground for construction of Raxio Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire

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 […]

Teraco announces regional interconnection with Google Equiano cable

Teraco, one of Africa’s largest providers of interconnected data centre platforms, is now an integral connectivity and interconnection point for Google’s Equiano subsea cable. Equiano starts in Europe and runs along the West Coast of Africa, between Lisbon in Portugal and Cape Town in South Africa, with branching units along the way that can be […]

Vertiv opens office and Customer Experience Centre in Kenya

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has announced the opening of its new office and state-of-the-art Customer Experience Centre in Nairobi. With an increasing demand for high-efficiency critical infrastructure in East Africa, this centre supports Vertiv’s efforts in offering digital infrastructure solutions to local customers. The centre’s experts offer first-hand […]

Treten Networks partners with Africa Data Centres

Treten Networks, an ICT solutions and enterprise security services business, has partnered with Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies. This partnership will allow Treten’s customers access to the cloud and infrastructure they need to realise their Digital Transformation goals. Treten Networks offers specialist business advisory services that provide advanced network and security solutions, […]

Raxio Group breaks ground for construction on next carrier-neutral, colocation data centre in Mozambique

The Raxio Group (Raxio), a leading pan-African data centre developer and operator, held a ground-breaking ceremony that formally kicks off the construction of its premier Tier-III carrier-neutral colocation data centre, located at Beluluane Industrial Park (MozParks) in Maputo, Mozambique (Raxio MZ1).   The event was attended by members of the government, including the Governor of […]

Khazna Data Centres signs MoU with GDS IDC Services

Khazna Data Centres, one of the largest wholesale data centre providers in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) with GDS IDC Services (GDS), to discuss how to collaborate on co-operation and development of wholesale data centres across Greater China, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the Middle East regions. This co-operation […]

Expansion of Africa Data Centres Samrand facility from 10MW to 40MW

Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, announced that it has broken ground on the expansion of its Samrand facility in Johannesburg, from 10MW to 40MW of IT load. “The expansion will happen in multiple phases,” said Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres. “The construction of the first phase […]

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