Data centre firm iColo has announced that it has started constructing its third data centre in Kenya.
Located in Nyali, Mombasa, the infrastructure is named MBA2.
As is the usual, the coastal city is the entry point for new subsea cable systems landing in East and Central Africa.
iColo says that the new facility will be completed by Q1 2021, and is expected to provide and estimated capacity of 1.6 MW and 1200 square metres of IT space.
The expansion plans in East Africa are on track with this new facility which will host over 600 customer racks.
he location of MBA2 is in close proximity to subsea cables landing points in Mombasa enabling our customers to deploy and connect their infrastructure at the new site.
Besides, the new facility will grow iColo’s African footprint and help connect approximately 1 billion people to the internet expanding its services to tap into Africa’s expanding internet economy.
MBA2 is a greenfield build that is designed to deliver 99.999% uptime for power and cooling.
As a leading data center infrastructure provider, iColo plays a major role in supporting digital transformation strategies by enabling businesses to be connected and supported in real-time. This new facility will be the gateway to 200 Million people living in the region bringing the content closer to the end-user thereby reducing latency and improving the internet experience for all. The size of the facility is also scaled to reflect the huge growth in connectivity that is unfolding in East Africa. We hope this new Data Center will be home to all new cables landing in the region. – iColo Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ranjith Cherickel.