In Africa, the need for data storage and processing services has grown significantly in 2020. Kenya is one of the markets where dynamism will strengthen by 2025. IXAfrica says it is investing in support the country’s technology industry.
The builder and operator of data centers IXAfrica announced Monday, March 29, the start of construction work on its data center in Nairobi, Kenya. The company plans to build the technological infrastructure by integrating several energy-efficient solutions. It will be one of the key assets of the sustainable campus that IXAfrica is developing in Kenya.
“ We have innovated on a major Internet infrastructure project in Nairobi. We are committed to helping the next generation of tech entrepreneurs in Kenya by providing world-class access to data centers and networks, hosting the hypercloud in East Africa and providing office and facilities on the campus to enable new technology companies to thrive, ”said Guy Willner, President of IXAfrica.
IXAfrica’s investment in Kenya results from the increased needs – for storage and processing services of large amounts of data – expressed by local and foreign companies operating in various strategic sectors such as banking, insurance, trade. According to consultancy firm Turner and Townsend, revenues generated by the African data center segment are expected to exceed $ 3 billion by 2025, with Kenya as one of the continent’s strong markets just behind South Africa and Nigeria.
Niraj Shah, vice president of sales and business development at IXAfrica, revealed that the company is ” already in discussions with several of the large international internet companies who have been frustrated by the lack of credible data center capacity in the country. “.