PAIX Data Centres to expand Accra-based facility

PAIX Data Centres to expand Accra-based facility

PAIX Data Centres, a provider of data centre solutions, has announced the expansion of its facility in Accra to 1.2 MW in what it calls a critical boost to the digital economy that will also spur job creation.

The data centre, now one of the largest in Ghana, will help internet service providers (ISPs), cloud providers and enterprises take full advantage of robust digital infrastructure and improved connectivity to create online businesses such as e-commerce that will thrive in the digital era.

PAIX says the expansion comes at a pivotal time as the demand for reliable and scalable data centres in Africa is expected to exceed supply by 300% over the next two years.

It also suggests that the current installed capacity of 250 MW will need to be significantly increased to 1,200 MW by 2030 to meet the rapidly increasing demand for data, with consumption expected to rise by 40% each year until 2025, according to industry estimates.

As for the upgraded facility, PAIX says it boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure and robust security measures. The data centre also features advanced cooling and waste management systems, and the increased integration of renewable energy as a power source.

The strategic location in Accra offers low-latency connectivity to all major regional and international network routes and subsea cables, further enhancing the overall efficiency and performance of its services.

PAIX Data Centres acquired its first facility in Accra in 2018 and constructed its second data centre in Kenya in 2020. Further locations are under development. Indeed, we recently reported that PAIX had announced a joint venture with the Djibouti Sovereign Fund to construct a data centre in Djibouti.

Africa50, an infrastructure investor and asset manager, backed by African and global capital, committed US$20 million in equity investment to PAIX Data Centres in 2022 to support the company’s expansion into new markets and the upgrade of current facilities.

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