Ethiopia, South Africa data centres expand sub-Sahara cloud options

Multitenent hyperscale facilities by Wingu and Teraco will allow service providers to colocate compute power and storage closer to users who are increasingly moving to cloud tech.

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Hyperscale data centres being built in Ethiopia and South Africa will, when completed, be the biggest ICT multitenant facilities on the continent, underscoring a steady buildout of the cloud and telecoms infrastructure necessary for service providers to meet growing enterprise digital transformation requirements

 The South African data centre, being built by Teraco Data Environments, will help shore up the country's leadership position in ICT infrastructure on the continent, while the Ethiopian facility, constructed by Wingu Africa, will bring much-needed computing power to the East Africa region.

In Ethiopia, the planned 22MW hyperscale data centre located on the outskirts of Addis Ababa will bolster backbone communications infrastructure in the East African region, said Anthony Voscarides, group CEO and co-founder of Wingu Africa.

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