Africa Data Centres: Africa Data Centres begins work on a new data center in Cape Town, South Africa

Jan 27, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Cassava Technologies subsidiary Africa Data Centres has begun constructing its new data center in Cape Town, South Africa, the second data center in the city. Located in the north of the city, it is primed to have an IT load of 20MW, spanning 12,000 square meters (129,150 sq ft).

Commenting about the expansion of the company's portfolio Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, said: "Cape Town is a thriving city and the second largest economy in South Africa. We built and operate the first hyperscale colocation data center in the city, which already houses a number of global providers alongside major South African enterprises and government, and this second facility will add capacity to the region, and redundancy too."

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Hardy Pemhiwa, Group President & CEO of Cassava Technologies, added: "This second data center facility in Cape Town increases the number of our data centers in South Africa to four and is part of our investment program to deliver an additional ten data centers in Africa." 

Further to this, he said:"I would like to acknowledge the Western Cape Provincial Government and the Western Cape Department of Economic Development who have been extremely supportive as we expand our data center facilities in Cape Town."

The facility is set to be operational by mid-2024, with work having been initially set to start on the project back in late 2022, with a view to completion by the end of 2023. 

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