On Wednesday, Africa Data Centres, which Cassava Technologies owned, said it plans to build a 20 MW data centre near Cape Town.
The new building will open around the middle of next year and can handle up to 20 MW of IT load. In Cape Town, the company now has two data centres. The building has already started.
According to Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, there is a huge increase in demand for data centers in the region.
The new building has 12,000 square meters of space (the space available for customers to lease).
The firm said, “With this second data centre in Cape Town, South Africa now has four data centres. Part of our plan to invest in 10 more data centres in Africa is to do things like this.”
The second Cape Town facility is being built using Africa Data Centres’ new standard modular design. This design has already been used at the company’s flagship Midrand facility in Johannesburg, and it will also be used in other African markets.
The new data centre in Cape Town is strategically placed to offer “geographic redundancy” from the company’s existing site, which is in the city’s south. This gives customers the option of deploying in two places.