Africa Data Centres is constructing its first data center in Kigali, Rwanda, with a capacity of 2MW. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2023.
Africa Data Centres, a division of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology company, is excited to announce the construction of its first data center in Kigali, Rwanda. The data center will have a 2MW IT load and will be purpose-built to meet the region’s growing demand.
“It is an exciting time for Africa Data Centres,” says Tesh Durvasula, the company’s CEO. “Our decision to build a data centre in Kigali was an easy one, given Rwanda’s robust economic recovery post the COVID-19 pandemic and the Government of Rwanda’s focus on digital transformation”.
“This latest announcement adds to and complements our existing investments in Rwanda and elsewhere in East Africa. We will work closely with both public and private enterprises in Rwanda to ensure that they can harness the benefits of our data centre facility to enable the provision of digital services that Rwandan citizens need,” Added Hardy Pemhiwa, Group President & CEO of Cassava Technologies.
According to Durvasula, “This new data centre brings three main benefits to the market – global standards, high quality of service and affordability. In addition, enterprises will achieve cost savings associated with building and maintaining their own facilities”.
Despite being a landlocked country in East Africa, Rwanda has stable network connectivity and infrastructure that connects it to Uganda and from there to the Kenyan coast into Uganda. Africa Data Centres will integrate Rwanda into their East African ecosystem by connecting the new data center to their Nairobi location.
Speaking of the need for colocation services in the country, Durvasula says the local enterprise market is eager to benefit from Africa Data Centres’ colocation services and a stable data centre environment. “They will also be able to make the most of global connectivity through a range of global service providers and cloud service providers”.
Finally, Africa Data Centres aspires to provide the same experience to clients in Rwanda as it does in other countries by establishing a world-class ecosystem through which the Rwandan market can connect.