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Africa Data Centres has requested a disbursement of funding from a larger grant awarded by the International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) in 2021. The total award was for $300 million USD; Africa Data Centres has requested $83 million be released so that they can expand existing data centres in South Africa.
Digital Realty, leading provider of data centre, colocation, and interconnectivity solutions, has agreed to sell an existing facility for $205 million USD.
Vantage has announced the opening of its first African data centre, located in Johannesburg. The facility, known as JNB1, offers 12,000 square metres of space and 16 MW capacity.
A company that builds a new facility from the ground up has the advantage of control: they can choose the design and apply specific solutions that have proven to be effective at other locations.
Despite investments in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa holds a disproportionate number of data facilities, and there is a persistent deficit of data centres in the West African region. The demand for data centre services in Africa is growing steadily. Drivers of demand for increased capacity are much the same in Africa as the rest of… Read More