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Cassava’s ADC opens Nigeria hyperscale data centre

With over $500 million set to be invested across Africa, Africa Data Centers continues to cut ribbons on several facilities up and down the continent.

By João Marques Lima

Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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November 30, 2021 | 12:49 AM GMT

Africa Data Centers, a Cassava Technologies business, has officially launched a 10MW data centre facility in the Nigerian capital of Lagos.

The opening of the LOS1 facility represents Africa Data Centers’ first phase of development at the campus.’

Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centers, said: “We built this facility in response to the massive demand from hyperscalers, key cloud operators and multi-national enterprises that already use our facilities and have expressed interest in being a part of bringing digitization at scale to West Africa.”

The operator has recently been included in Cassava Technologies, an umbrella digital infrastructure business that aims to invest several hundred millions US dollars in building out assets across the African continent.

“These plans are the greatest Africa has ever seen,” said Duproz. “They will see us build some ten interconnected, cloud- and carrier-neutral data centres across the length and breadth of the continent, in an unmatched US$500m investment in Africa’ digital transformation, which will double our already significant investment in the continent.

“The creation of a digital hub is the beginning of digital transformation capabilities for the region. Multinational enterprises will wish to be housed under the same roof as our hyperscale customers due to the lower latency enjoyed.”

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