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Africa Data Centers, the largest network of interconnected, carrier and cloud neutral data centers on the continent on the continent, is pleased to announce the official opening of its new 10MW data center in Lagos , Nigeria.
The new facility, according to the company, will pave the way for hyperscale clients of Africa Data Centers to deploy digitization solutions in West Africa.
Africa Data Centers CEO StÃ©phane Duproz describes Nigeria as one of the company’s key markets as there is a growing demand for data centers in the region, which is thirsty for digitization, as organizations in All types and sizes in Africa are accelerating their digital transformation journey.
According to him, as a member of the recently launched Cassava Technologies group, Africa Data Centers plays a critical role when it comes to providing this highly digital infrastructure that is needed to support the mass adoption of digital services for consumers and consumers alike. businesses in the region.
Duproz also announced that the new facility is the first of four reserved faculties in Nigeria, adding that the company also intends to build an additional facility in Lagos in a separate location to ensure full disaster backup, while ‘Abuja and Port Harcourt will also get their own facilities.
With that in mind, Duproz describes the Lagos operations as an important milestone for African data centers, as it highlights the huge growth opportunity the company sees not only for its business in the region but for Africa. in general.
âAfrica Data Center is experiencing unprecedented demand for fintech services, applications, broadband, cloud technologies, etc., all of which are seeing the demand for data skyrocket. “
The latest announcement follows the recent announcement from Africa Data Centers of major data center expansion plans that will see the company build hyperscale data centers across Africa.
âThese plans are the biggest Africa has ever seen. They will see us build a dozen interconnected, cloud-neutral and operator-neutral data centers across the continent, as part of an unrivaled investment of $ 500 million in Africa’s digital transformation, which will double our already significant investment on the continent, âadds Duproz.
The 10 MW installation in Lagos is a key part of this expansion, as Nigeria is a critical African market in terms of the load for hyperscale customers to deploy digitization solutions in West Africa.
The new Lagos facility marks an important milestone in Africa Data Centers’ ambitious long-term plans to bridge the digital divide in Africa and digitize the continent by providing these services to businesses and citizens, he adds.
The Lagos facility will de facto be the hub for African data centers in West Africa, Duproz said. âWe built this facility in response to massive demand from hyperscalers, major cloud operators and multinational companies who are already using our facilities and have expressed interest in participating in large-scale digitization in West Africa. As the undisputed leaders of data center operations in Africa, we were the obvious choice as partners in their expansion strategies.
Duproz said the Nigerian data centers are part of a continental network of data centers being rolled out in all key cities in Africa.
However, Duproz stresses that there will be no question of sacrificing the environment to carry out the company’s ambitious digitization plans. âIt’s a compromise that African data centers just aren’t even ready to entertain. Our strategy is to empower and uplift African citizens, protect the environment and stimulate the economy.
In conclusion, Duproz claims that this latest Nigerian facility will boost the economy through job creation, as digitization is known to create job opportunities in many industries.