PAIX Data Centres has announced the construction of its Nairobi data centre “PAIX Nairobi-1″ for opening in November this year.
PAIX Nairobi-1 is part of the company’s accelerated Pan-African expansion, following its 2018 entry into the West African market with PAIX ACC1 data centre in Accra, Ghana.
“This highly connected location for PAIX Nairobi-1 is an ideal entry point into the Kenyan data centre market, we contribute to the strength of the infrastructure that enables the digital economy in Kenya. It will allow us to serve a diverse customer community, generating new business opportunities for all connected businesses’, says Wouter van Hulten, CEO of PAIX Data Centres.
PAIX Nairobi-1 will be located at Britam Tower, the capital’s tallest office building and a prominent landmark located in Upper Hill. The adjacent new office facilities of Britam Tower make the location very attractive for international customers that consider opening offices in Nairobi and prefer close proximity and 24×7 access to their critical data infrastructure.
The facility has ample fibre connectivity from all leading carriers, making the site highly suitable for PAIX’s interconnected customer community of internet service providers, telecom operators, cloud providers, content distribution networks, digital media, and enterprises. It has been designed for concurrent maintainability according to world-class standards.
Ambrose Dabani, CEO Britam Life Assurance said: “We are delighted to host PAIX Data Centres at Britam Tower, an award-winning and state-of-the-art building. It will ensure that both Britam and our tenants have access to world-class digital infrastructure, with access to all the major networks and cloud providers.”
The arrival of PAIX Data Centres in Upper Hill enables the digital transformation of business in the city, an important building block for future plans, and further strengthens Upper Hill as the hub for business in Nairobi and Britam Tower as the building of choice.
“The central location of PAIX Nairobi-1 makes this facility an ideal connectivity hub that strengthens the digital infrastructure of the city. The tower is ideally situated for both fibre and wireless networks, and we look forward to serving our customers in the area”, noted Jama Mohamed, Director of Frontier Optical Networks.
PAIX’s data centre project in Kenya is supported by the Dutch Good Growth Fund (“DGGF”) of the Dutch Government providing PAIX’s data centre projects with long term growth financing for its Pan-African expansion.
“Building reliable communications infrastructure is at the heart of our business, and we look forward to serving PAIX clients with connectivity on our expanded network between Mombasa and Nairobi, and throughout Kenya.” says John Kamau, General Manager of Jamii Telecommunications Ltd.
“This facility goes a long way in meeting the increase in demand for well-connected and reliable colocation facilities in the region,” says Jackie Mwai, head of business development in East Africa at Workonline Communications. “We look forward to enabling the exchange of IP traffic in due course at this new connectivity hub in central Nairobi.
The shared facilities will house PAIX clients’ computer equipment, and the company ensures it is a secure facility for mission-critical IT infrastructure.
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