Over the next five years, we are committing US$500m of investment into deploying and operating the most client-centric data centres in Africa.
Enterprises, cloud operators, content providers – and the ecosystems supporting and supported by them – are changing their infrastructure deployment strategies, either to fulfil demand for content to move closer to the edge of the network, giving improved availability and premium performance, or to optimise networking and storage costs by pre-processing data locally. No longer is a presence in a single data centre sufficient to address a country or region. Instead, the need to make content available – and to process ever-greater volumes of data – closer to where it is generated or consumed, is increasingly demanding a core-to-edge architecture comprising meshed local edge and core data centres, fully connected into Africa’s network infrastructure across multiple countries and cities.
Under this investment programme, we will launch OADC facilities in up to 20 countries across Africa. Our current roadmap includes the following locations:
Security & Monitoring
Site perimeter wall / secure fencing with vehicle and pedestrian access control and security guard booths
Inner security fence with motion detection
External cameras with night vision and motion detection cover the full site perimeter
Biometric access systems for building and data suites
Lockable cages and cabinets
Internal and external CCTV systems throughout the data centre facility
24/7/365 security systems monitoring on-site and remotely
24/7/365 monitored building management system (BMS) for all power and environmental specifications
Remote NOC monitoring and management