Africa Data Centres, the largest network of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities on the continent, has officially opened its new 10MW data centre facility in Lagos, Nigeria
CEO of Africa Data Centres, Stephane Duproz mentioned Nigeria as one of the company’s key markets as there is a rapidly-growing demand for data centres in the region, hungry for digitisation.
Duproz also announced that the new facility is the first of four faculties being earmarked for Nigeria, adding that the company has plans to also build an additional facility in Lagos at a separate location to ensure full disaster backup, while Abuja, and Port Harcourt will also get their own facilities.
With this in mind, Duproz said, “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 digitisation 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. He stresses that there will be no question of sacrificing the environment to carry out the company’s ambitious digitisation plans. “This is a trade-off Africa Data Centres is simply not even prepared to entertain. Our strategy is all about empowering and uplifting Africa’s citizens, protecting the environment, and uplifting the economy.”
In closing, Duproz said that the latest Nigerian facility will boost the economy through job creation, as digitisation is known to create job opportunities across a slew of industries.