PAIX Data Centres expands capacity in Ghana to 1.2 MW to boost Africa’s digital economy

PAIX Data Centres expands capacity in Ghana to 1.2 MW to boost Africa’s digital economy

The expansion will help meet the demand for digital infrastructure as data consumption rapidly outstrips supply in Africa.

PAIX Data Centres, a leading provider of data center solutions, has announced the expansion of its facility in Accra to 1.2 MW, in 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.

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

The upgraded facility boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure and robust security measures, ensuring optimal performance and reliability for mission-critical applications and services. The data center also features advanced cooling and waste management systems, and the increased integration of renewable energy as a power source, to improve environmental impact.

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 center in Kenya in 2020. Further locations are under development. The company’s mission is to drive digital transformation and foster innovation across Africa, providing world-class data centre solutions that enable businesses to thrive in a digital age.

Africa50, a pioneering 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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