Johannesburg: Open Access Data Centers to expand Johannesburg facility

Nov 22, 2023 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Pan-African operator Open Access Data Centers (OADC) plans to expand its data center in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has reportedly begun work on phase two expansion of its Isando facility, which is expected to be complete in Q1 2024, adding 4MW and 600 racks. 

Darren Bedford, group chief business development officer at OADC parent, WIOCC Group said, “It has been an incredible year and the traction we have obtained in the initial phase of this development has been such that the majority of the data center is already occupied. Such has been the massive demand from customers of all sizes for additional access, that we have rapidly progressed the development of the second phase.”

The company mentioned that this site offers a potential expansion capacity of up to 3,000 sqm (32,300 sq ft) and 15MW. More so, it is planning facilities in up to 20 countries across Africa, including; Accra, Ghana; Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; and Mombasa & Nairobi, Kenya along with previously announced sites in Mogadishu, Somalia.