IXAfrica Secures Land for Second Data Center Campus in Nairobi, Kenya

Data center company IXAfrica partners with Tilisi to acquire land for a 30MW+ second campus in Nairobi.

IXAfrica, a data center company, has secured 11 acres of land in Nairobi, Kenya, for its second data center campus. The firm partnered with local real estate developer Tilisi Developments plc to acquire the land and is currently conducting due diligence to determine the exact size of the campus, which is initially estimated to be a 30MW+ facility.

Chairman of IXAfrica, Guy Willner, highlighted the advantages of the new campus’s location. He mentioned Tilisi’s industrial parks, reliable power and water supply, favorable altitude for free cooling, and low latency of under 5ms between the two campuses, making it suitable for hyperscale deployments.

IXAfrica was established in 2021 and is in the process of developing a 20MW data center on a plot in Nairobi. The company began construction on its Nairobi Campus One site in February 2021.

Graeme Reid, CEO of Tilisi, emphasized the collaboration’s significance in bolstering Tilisi’s reputation as a prime investment hub for developers, solidifying its position as a premier infrastructure developer in the region.

Richard Hechle, MD of Dimension Data East & West Africa, noted that the expansion not only increases capacity but also opens up new connectivity options, enabling them to provide high-performance solutions to customers and catalyze innovation in the region.

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