3 Africa Data Centres, part of the Cassava Technologies Group, a pan-African technology group, is pleased to announce that it is building a 30 MW data center in Accra, Ghana.
5 The new facility will lay the foundation for the company’s hyperscale partners to expand digital services and solutions to more West African countries and will make Africa Data Centers the largest provider in West Africa, with facilities in Nigeria, Togo and now Ghana. .
7 According to Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centers, the Accra operation is an important milestone for Africa Data Centers and highlights the huge growth opportunity the company sees for its business in the region and the continent. “We are witnessing unprecedented demand for digital services, applications, broadband, cloud technologies and more, all of which are causing data demand to skyrocket to unimaginable levels,” said Durvasula.
9 The 30MW facility in Accra will play an important role in leading the charge for hyperscale customers to implement digitization solutions in West Africa. “This new facility will be a major step forward in our ambitious long-term plans to bridge the digital divide in Africa by bringing digital services to more businesses and people. We chose Accra as our next location as there is a high demand from hyperscalers, cloud operators and multinational companies to digitally transform West Africa,” says Durvasula.
11 In addition to providing digital services, the data center will create numerous job opportunities through the digitization of the economy and the hiring of local contractors and workers for construction from entry-level to high-tech.
13 According to Durvasula, “Many exciting innovations make their home in Africa, and numerous startups are raising billions to introduce disruptive models across a wide range of sectors. Furthermore, as Ghana is the second largest economy in West Africa, it is also an attractive investment destination for international tech giants looking to expand their presence in the region.”
15 Seamless connectivity is key to helping Ghanaian businesses and citizens reap the rewards of digital disruptions occurring in West Africa. However, the lack of the necessary infrastructure has resulted in slower growth than the rest of the world.
17 Opening a data center aligns with our expansion plans and is timely as the Ghanaian government has been introducing forward-thinking and innovative digital projects in recent years. Although there has been significant growth in recent years, many Ghanaian citizens remain without digital services.
19 As the largest network of interconnected, cloud-neutral and carrier-neutral data center facilities on the continent, we continually work to provide the infrastructure to bridge this digital divide. As a Cassava Technologies company, we intend to play a significant role in bringing to Ghana the necessary infrastructure and digital services to support the mass adoption of digital services in the country and the rest of the continent.
21 Africa has never seen plans like this before, concludes Durvasula. “The Africa Data Centers team aims to build many interconnected, cloud-independent and carrier-neutral data centers across the continent in an unparalleled $500 million investment in Africa’s digital transformation.”