Africa Information Centres continues growth into West Africa, with Ghana acquisition
Africa Information Centres, a part of the Cassava Applied sciences Group, a pan-African expertise group, has introduced that it’s constructing a 30MW information centre facility in Accra, Ghana.
The brand new facility will lay the groundwork for the corporate’s hyper-scale companions to develop digital providers and options to extra nations in West Africa and can make Africa Information Centres the biggest supplier in West Africa, with amenities in Nigeria, Togo and now Ghana.
In response to Tesh Durvasula, Chief Govt Officer at Africa Information Centres, the Accra operation is a major milestone for Africa Information Centres and highlights the large development alternative the corporate sees for its enterprise within the area and the continent. “We’re witnessing an unprecedented demand for digital providers, apps, broadband, cloud applied sciences, and extra, all of that are seeing information demand soar to unimagined ranges,” mentioned Durvasula.
The 30MW facility in Accra will play a major function in main the cost for hyper-scale prospects to deploy digitisation options to West Africa. “This new facility will probably be a large leap ahead in our formidable long-term plans to shut the digital divide in Africa by bringing digital providers to extra companies and folks.
We selected Accra as our subsequent location since there may be an current excessive demand from hyper-scalers, cloud operators and multi-national enterprises to digitally rework West Africa,” Durvasula states.
Along with bringing digital providers, the info centre will create quite a few job alternatives via the digitisation of the economic system and hiring native contractors and employees for the builds, from entry to high-tech degree.
In response to Durvasula, “Many thrilling improvements have their dwelling in Africa, and quite a few startups are elevating billions to debut disruptive fashions throughout a variety of sectors. Furthermore, with Ghana being the second-largest economic system in West Africa, it is also a horny funding vacation spot for worldwide tech giants that wish to develop their footprint within the area”.
Seamless connectivity is vital to serving to Ghanaian companies and residents reap the rewards of the digital disruptions taking place throughout West Africa. Nonetheless, the shortage of obligatory infrastructure has resulted in slower development than the remainder of the world.
Opening an information centre aligns with our growth plans and is timeous as the federal government in Ghana has been introducing modern and forward-thinking digital initiatives over the previous couple of years. Though there was important development prior to now concern years, many Ghanaian residents stay with out digital providers.
As the biggest community of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral information centre amenities on the continent, we’re constantly working to supply the infrastructure to cut back this digital divide. Being a enterprise of Cassava Applied sciences, we intend to play a major function in bringing to Ghana the mandatory digital and infrastructure providers required to help the mass adoption of digital providers within the nation and the broader continent.
Africa has by no means seen plans like this earlier than, Durvasula ends. “The Africa Information Centres group goals to construct many interconnected, cloud- and carrier-neutral information centres throughout the size and breadth of the continent in an unrivalled $500m funding in Africa’s digital transformation.”