Africa Data Centres: Africa Data Centres expands in Kenya

Dec 02, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Africa Data Centres (ADC) has announced that it is expanding its Sameer data center site in Nairobi, Kenya, by up to 15 MW. According to ADC, the first 5MW phase of the build will be complete by the first half of 2024. This first phase will reportedly bring five times more than the current capacity offered at the facility. 

Hardy Pemhiwa, Group President & CEO of Cassava Technologies, commented: “Colocation has become the foundation of African digital transformation and will be for the foreseeable future. Our investment into expanding our data center operations in Kenya is in line with the increasing demand that we are experiencing due to the significant increase in the adoption of digital services in the East African region.”

Meanwhile, Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, highlighted the company's stance regarding water usage and conservation: “We do not use water in any of our cooling systems and are one of the few colocation providers who have taken this step. Although many believe water and adiabatic systems are more efficient than air cooling systems, this is not the case. With the newest technology, if free-cooling capacity is maximized, it becomes far more efficient and saves water which is becoming a scarce commodity”.