PAIX to Open Data Centre in Djibouti

PAIX Data Centres, in a joint venture with the Djibouti Sovereign Fund, will build a 50,000 sq ft, 5 MW data centre in Djibouti by 2026.By Manny Pham, Developing Telecoms
May 16, 2024

PAIX Data Centres announced a joint venture with the Djibouti Sovereign Fund to construct a data centre in Djibouti, a move to serve growing connectivity demand in East Africa.

The Kenya-based data centre company said in a statement, the new facility will serve as a “strategic interconnection hub” for ISPs, CSPs, financial institutions and enterprises in Djibouti and the broader East African region.

The data centre will tap into the 10 subsea cables connected to Djibouti, making it a “key access point” for providers aiming to deploy in East Africa.

PAIX will purchase the land and equipment for the data centre. It will take up 50,000 square feet and use 5 megawatts of energy. The first phase is expected to open in 2026.

The data centre will feature “state of the art infrastructure” such as advanced cooling systems, redundant power sources, and robust security measures, to ensure optimal performance and reliability for mission-critical applications and services.

PAIX also operates in Ghana and Kenya.

Wouter van Hulten, PAIX Data Centres CEO said: “The strong network hub that is created by the aggregation of multiple undersea cable landing points connecting to terrestrial cables makes Djibouti a highly attractive gateway. We have received strong interest from our connectivity, CDN, social media, and cloud customers seeking to serve the emerging markets that can be accessed by these cables. We plan to develop thriving magnetic cloud and content hubs in Djibouti.”

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