Continuing its fast pace of growth, Africa Data Centres, which boasts Africa’s largest network of interconnected, carrier and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, has announced plans to build its second data centre in Cape Town.
The company, part of the Cassava Technologies Group, a pan-African technology group, says the new 20MW facility will cover 15,000 square metres in eight data halls and is situated on the northern periphery of Cape Town city centre.
The site is located in a secure business park that is well served by two major national roads, the N7 and M12, and is close to Cape Town's city centre, the V&A Waterfront harbour and Cape Town International Airport. It is also within easy reach of Africa Data Centres' existing facility in Diep River.
Tesh Durvasula, Chief Executive Officer of Africa Data Centres, says there is a clear pipeline of demand for colocation space that cannot be served from the existing Diep River data centre.
Cape Town is the number two data centre market in South Africa, itself the leading data centre market on the African continent. The city currently has a connectivity ecosystem made up of several colocation data centres and a wide range of cloud service providers and networks.
The Cape Town build is currently in the initial design phase, with work set to start on site in the last quarter of 2022. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2023.
This news follows hard on the heel of plans recently announced by Africa Data Centres to build a 30MW data centre facility in Accra, adding Ghana to its existing Nigeria and Togo data centres.