The carrier-neutral data center company in the Liquid Intelligent Technologies stable, Africa Data Centres has announced its plans to build a 10MW facility in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos.
The data center company which already has its operations in South Africa and Kenya stated that the construction of the new facility at Lagos has already begun.
CEO of Africa Data Centres, Stephane Duproz stated that the Nigerian data center will form Africa Data Centres’ West African hub. This data center will join the list of data centers in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Harare, and Kigali.
Additionally, Mr. Duproz stated that its clients, which also include the hyper-scale cloud computing providers, have revealed their interest in utilizing a data center facility in Nigeria.
The previous year, the data center company acquired Standard Bank’s data center in Samrand, north Johannesburg.
Duproz said that Nigeria is craving for digitization and to pave the way for our hyperscale clients to deploy digitization solutions to West Africa, Africa Data Centres’ construction of a 10MW data center in Lagos is already under construction.
Presently, ADC has its facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; and Nairobi, Kenya. With further plans to spread its operations all over the African continent.
Besides this, Africa Data Centers will utilize greywater for cooling in the Lagos data center. It will additionally utilize solar energy to power its data center. (Nigeria’s electric supply is highly unreliable)