Cape Town to get new data centre

Cassava Technologies-backed data center builder, Africa Data Centres, has announced plans to construct a new data center facility in Cape Town. The new facility will have a total IT load of 20MW and is expected to be operational by mid-2024.

According to a press release by the company, the new data center is part of Africa Data Centres’ ongoing investment in infrastructure in the Western Cape province, reflecting the company’s confidence in the economy of the region and of South Africa, which is the continent’s largest IT infrastructure and services market.

Cape Town is a thriving city and the second-largest economy in South Africa, known for being the country’s IT and software hub. The region has seen significant growth in the data center market, making it a preferred location for both global and local providers of cloud software and IT services, said Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres.

The new facility is also part of Africa Data Centres’ wider expansion plans across the continent. Despite ongoing power challenges in South Africa caused by state-owned electricity provider Eskom, the country continues to solidify its position as the data center hub of the continent. In addition to Africa Data Centres, tech giants such as Amazon, Google, Oracle, and Microsoft have also established cloud regions in the country, putting South Africa on track to benefit from the rapidly growing Africa data center industry, with a projected cumulative annual growth rate of 15%.

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