Raxio Group plans to build a dozen data centers in Africa. In April 2023, the company secured $170 million in funding to accelerate its growth and expand its footprint on the continent.
Neutral data center builder and operator Raxio Group has started construction work on its first data center in Angola. Called “Raxio Angola”, the level 3 infrastructure is located in the Cacuaco district, on the outskirts of the capital Luanda. It will be put into service in the second half of 2024.
“Raxio Angola” will be able to accommodate more than 1,600 racks with an initial capacity of 3 MW, expandable to 7 MW. Additionally, the facility will be fully equipped with optimal power, cooling and security technology, supporting AC/DC power compatibility and providing full redundancy to its customers.
It was last January that Raxio Group revealed its intention to build a new data center in Angola. The initiative is part of the company’s African expansion strategy started in 2019 and which aims to build ten to twelve data centers in order to meet the growing demand for connectivity, storage and processing data in Africa.
Recall that Raxio already operates a 1.5 MW installation in Uganda, with installations under construction in Ethiopia, Mozambique, DRC and Ivory Coast. Last April, it also obtained $170 million in funding from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and Proparco to accelerate its growth and expand its footprint on the continent.