Africa: OADC Launches Data Centers in Johannesburg and Lagos

Dec 08, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Open Access Data Centres (OADC) has launched facilities in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Lagos, Nigeria. OADC also noted that it would be launching two more facilities in Cape Town, South Africa while expanding its existing facility in Durban. OADC revealed that it opened a data center in Lekki, Lagos. The facility sits on a four-hectare plot, and it will have the capacity to support up to 20MW of capacity across 77,500 square feet (7,200 square meters) of white space. It also has the capacity for up to 3,200 racks. 

The CEO of OADC, Ayotunde Coker, said: "OADC Lagos is our flagship data center, offering tailored hosting/colocation solutions and high-availability interconnection to existing internet exchange points in Lagos. It also hosts the landing of Google's 144 Terabit per second Equiano cable, delivering an open-access gateway to hyperscale international connectivity, and as such playing a crucial role in meeting Nigeria's future international connectivity needs." According to OADC, it would have launched over 10 0.5MW 50-rack Edge data centers across the Western African country.

OADC launched a new facility in the Isando area of Johannesburg. The facility has an initial capacity of 7MW across 17,200 square feet (1,600 square meters) of IT white space. The site can be expanded to 15MW of capacity and 32,300 square feet (3,000 square meters) of white space.

The company also outlines that two data centers in Cape Town will come online soon. The first One of these data centers will launch in Rondebosch in December while the other one will launch in January 2023 in Brackenfell. Both data centers will have up to 10,750 square feet (1,000 square meters) of IT white space initially. The sites will also have capacities of 5MW and 3mW respectively.