icolo.io, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services in Africa, announced the commencement of construction of their second data center in Kenya. The new Data Center – called NBO1- is located in Nairobi, a new city for icolo.io following the construction of the company’s first data center in Mombasa.
Construction of the data center started in November 2018 and is expected to be complete in August 2019. This new site will host more than 250 racks and accommodate IT power of 825kW.
“With the announcement of the build of our second data center in Kenya, we reaffirm our resolution of making Kenya a major convergence point in data communication in Africa. With this sizeable investment, NBO1 will be Nairobi’s first true carrier and vendor-neutral data center with scale,” said Ranjith Cherickel, Founder and CEO of icolo.io.
NBO1 will have over 624m2 of rack space with a 99.999% guaranteed power uptime. The architectural design of the data center sits on a 4,400m2 area ensuring redundant power complete with back-up generators which are DCC certified, N+2 high precision cooling and pre-cabled …read more