State of the art data centre to be launched in Nairobi courtesy of IXAfrica and Tilisi Developments 


IXAfrica, a leading developer and operator of hyperscale-ready data centers in East Africa, has signed a term sheet to purchase 11 acres of prime land from Tilisi Developments, a premier real estate developer, for the construction of its second data centre campus in Nairobi, Kenya.

The new campus will be located at Tilisi’s industrial parks, which offer high-quality development, reliable power and water supply, fresh air, and advantageous altitude for free cooling. The campus is expected to have an impressive capacity of over 30MW, making it one of the largest data centres in the region.

The agreement marks a significant milestone for both companies and represents a major leap forward in advancing the data centre infrastructure in East Africa. The expansion will cater to the increasing demand for cloud computing services, digital transformation, and edge computing applications in the region.

Guy Willner, Chairman of IXAfrica, expressed his strong belief at the prospect of offering a second site for hyperscalers looking to enter East Africa. “This expansion reaffirms our commitment to the region and our belief in its immense potential for growth and technological advancement. With latency sub-5ms between the two campuses the distance satisfies the maxima and minima requirements for hyperscale deployments.”

Graeme Reid Tilisi CEO, voiced his enthusiasm for the strategic partnership formed with IXAfrica, emphasizing Tilisi’s attractiveness as a prime investment destination for developers. Mr. Reid stated, “Our collaboration with IXAfrica is a testament to Tilisi’s appeal as an investment hub for developers. This partnership bolsters our standing as a premier infrastructure developer in the region.”

Richard Hechle, Managing Director of Dimension Data East & West Africa, said “This expansion signifies not only enhanced capacity but also a gateway to further connectivity options, enabling us to deliver seamless and high-performance solutions to our customers. We look forward to leveraging this strategic move to catalyze innovation, foster growth, and ultimately elevate the connectivity experience for our clients.”

The new data centre campus in East Africa is expected to be operational by 2024. By providing state-of-the-art infrastructure, green power availability, advanced security measures, and efficient cooling solutions, IXAfrica is poised to play a pivotal role in bolstering East Africa’s technology landscape.

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