AccessKenya Group has commissioned a new Data Center in Mombasa that has been undergoing an upgrade. The upgrade was initiated as a result of increased demand with the firm investing an initial sum of Sh8 million to deploy new equipment and additional space. Phase two of the project is envisaged to go through 2014 which could cost the firm more than 25 million.
“We are looking at opportunities in the provision of collocation services to our Mombasa clients as well as satisfying both our own business continuity needs and those of our Nairobi based clientele”, said Chief Technology Officer, Raymond Macharia.
The upgrade is meant to offer clients continuity of service from a secondary site that would take over seamlessly in the event of a failure of the primary site meaning that they would not experience any outage.
AccessKenya is targeting to connect the 47 counties to its networks by the close of 2015. In July, the firm announced that it would invest over Sh35 million in connecting an additional ten counties to its national network in 2013. In Naorobi and Mombasa the Group operates a 450-kilometer Carrier Ethernet Fiber Optic Network connecting in excess of 550 commercial buildings.In the meantime AccessKenya is not considering to offer its services to non-corporate according the Group’s MD Mr. Jonathan Somen.