Raxio Group has planned to build a dozen data centers in Africa. In April 2023, the company obtained $170 million in financing to accelerate its growth and expand its footprint on the continent. The manufacturer and operator of neutral data centers 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 was last January that Raxio Group unveiled its intention to build a new data center in Angola. The initiative is part of the company’s African expansion strategy, which has been underway since 2019 and aims to build ten to twelve data centers in order to meet the growing demand for connectivity, storage and data processing 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 financing from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and Proparco to accelerate its growth and expand its footprint on the continent.
This latest Raxio facility in Angola is being developed in collaboration with local and international contractors, carefully selected to meet the company’s tried and tested standards of excellence.
Implementation of Raxio Angola
Scheduled to come online 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. In addition, the facility will be fully equipped with optimal power, cooling and security technology, supporting AC/DC power supply compatibility and offering complete redundancy to its customers.
Robert Mullins, CEO of the Raxio group, said: “Our decision to build Angola’s first carrier-neutral next-generation facility reveals our commitment to a well-defined strategy to provide the country with a vital digital infrastructure. With the arrival of new connectivity solutions and the continued evolution of the digital ecosystem in the region, we will continue to build scalable, hyperscale-ready facilities to meet the growing needs for connectivity, storage and data processing.”