Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa hosts the launch of a Raxio data center
Raxio dispatches server farm in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Raxio Data Centres, a pan-African operator, has opened a new location in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The facility, which opened last week, can house 800 racks and provide up to 3MW of IT power.
After purchasing land at the Ethio ICT Park in October 2020, Raxio began construction on the Tier III certified ET1 facility in March 2021. Initially, the 2,000 square meter (21,525 square foot) facility was scheduled to open in late 2021.
Bewket Taffere, general manager of Raxio in Ethiopia, said: “The launch of our flagship facility in Addis Ababa represents a major milestone in our journey at Raxio, and for our country. Our Tier III certification is testament to the caliber of solutions we are providing, and delivers our customers with the assurances they require that their equipment is in the best possible hands.”
Raxio Group was founded in 2018 and is an investment firm owned by the US-based Roha Group. Raxio began construction on data centers last year in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); Maputo, Mozambique; and Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The company currently operates a live facility in Uganda and is developing data centers in Tanzania and Angola.
Robert Mullins, CEO of Raxio Group, said: “The launch of a new facility is always the culmination of a long and, at times arduous, journey – a journey of dedication, hard work, and bringing all our collective expertise at Raxio to bear.
“We are extremely proud to deliver such unique, first-of-its-kind vital infrastructure to Ethiopia, and are convinced that it will support Ethiopia’s ambitious goals for its continued digital transformation and digital inclusion initiatives.”
Within the same IT park are Wingu.Africa, Red Fox, Sun Data World, and ScutiX, among other Ethiopian enterprises in development. Prefab facilities have also been launched in the capital by Safaricom and Ethio Telecom.
Mullins added: “With these facilities and more to follow later in 2024 and early 2025, we are continuing to execute on our promise of delivering world-class data center infrastructure across underserved markets in Africa.”
Different organizations creating in Ethiopia in a similar IT park incorporate Wingu. Africa, Red Fox, Sun Information World, and ScutiX. Safaricom and Ethio Telecom have likewise sent off pre-fab offices in the capital.