Paratus Group To Construct Angola’s First Tier-IV Data Centre
The project will complement the two Tier-III centres the company already has in the country.
Paratus Group has announced that it will construct Angola’s first Tier-IV by design Data Centre (DC) in Luanda. The project will complement the two Tier-III by-design DCs the telecoms company already owns and operates in Angola.
It will be the fifth certified and carrier-neutral DC operated by the Paratus in southern Africa.
“The new DC will be constructed on a 30,000m2 plot, will have the capacity to house over 2,000 cabinets, and will have a total IT power capacity of more than 10MW. It is a natural evolution after having built other world-class DC facilities in Namibia and Zambia recently,” commented Rolf Mendelsohn, chief technical officer, Paratus, at the Pan-African DC Exhibition & Conference held on 27-28 June in Johannesburg.
"It will be the biggest DC in Angola and not only complements our existing DC offering but will cement our network in Angola as a major hub in the region.”
Paratus is exploring opportunities to work with hyper-scalers, cloud and infrastructure providers and multi-national enterprises in light of the activation of the Equiano subsea cable and the region's rapidly growing digital economy.
“Colocation of critical infrastructure in DCs is becoming indispensable to businesses wanting a digital economy advantage. We will support this by providing the necessary infrastructure and services to give businesses what they need to actively compete in the fourth industrial revolution,” Mendelson added.
Photo: Cooling towers in a DC (© Prasert Krainukul | Dreamstime)