Africa Data Centres has commissioned the building of a second data centre in Cape Town, South Africa, with an IT load of 20MW.
According to the tech group, the new facility will be in the north of the city and will have an IT load of 20MW. Construction is underway, and the facility will be up and running by mid-2024.
Cape Town is a thriving city and the second-largest economy in South Africa. It is regarded as the country’s IT and software hub, and we are seeing significant growth in the data centre market in the region. As a result, it is a preferred site for global and local cloud software providers and IT services.
Commenting on the new project, Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, said, “The construction of Africa Data Centres’ second data centre in Cape Town is part of the group’s ongoing and substantial investment in infrastructure in the country and reflects its confidence in the economy of South Africa, the continent’s most prominent IT infrastructure and services market.”
Durvasula notes that the build is also part of Africa Data Centres’ wide-scale African expansion drive, which will see the company building several new facilities across the continent. In addition, Africa Data Centres is investing further into the African market and is targeting Cape Town as a place to put deployments to offer a choice of world-class facilities.
In terms of size, the data centre will be 12,000 square metres of white space or the space available for customers to lease, although the physical site will be much larger than that.
Also commenting, Hardy Pemhiwa, Group President & CEO of Cassava Technologies, said, “The second Cape Town facility is being built to Africa Data Centres’ new standard modular design, which will be deployed across Africa in multiple markets and already in Johannesburg at the company’s flagship Midrand facility. The modular design pioneered by Africa Data Centres is leading-edge. It ensures rapid scalability and a standardised design that enables the data centre to be populated as and when required.