Africa Data Centres has opened its new 10MW data centre facility in Lagos, Nigeria.
The new facility, the company reports, will pave the way for Africa Data Centres hyperscale customers to deploy digitization solutions to West Africa.
CEO of Africa Data Centres, Stephane Duproz, describes Nigeria as one of the company’s key markets as there is a rapidly-growing demand for data centres in the region, which is hungry for digitization, as organizations of every type and size in Africa accelerate their digital transformation journeys.
The CEO adds that as part of the recently launched Cassava Technologies group, Africa Data Centres plays a critical role when it comes to providing this very digital infrastructure that is needed to support the mass adoption of digital services for consumers and businesses in the region.
Duproz also announced that the new facility is the first of four faculties for the Nigeria market, adding that the company has plans to also build an additional facility in Lagos at a separate location to ensure full disaster backup.
Abuja and Port Harcourt will also get their own facilities.
To this end, Duproz describes the Lagos operations as a significant milestone for Africa Data Centres, as it shines the spotlight on the tremendous growth opportunity the company sees not only for its business in the region but for Africa as a whole.
“Africa Data Centre is witnessing an unprecedented demand for fintech services, apps, broadband, cloud technologies, and more, all of which are seeing data demand skyrocket.”
This latest announcement follows hard on the heels of Africa Data Centres recently announced, major data centre expansion plans that will see the company building hyperscale data centres throughout Africa.
The 10MW facility in Lagos is a key part of this expansion as Nigeria is a critical African market in terms of leading the charge for hyperscale customers to deploy digitization solutions to West Africa.
Duproz said the Nigerian data centers were part of a Continental network of data centers being rolled out in all the key cities of Africa.