OADC Edge South Africa is online

The OADC was created last year with plans for a pan-African network that is neutral to operators of core-to-edge facilities. It intends to develop a portfolio of over 20 Tier III certified facilities and when news of the OADC broke, construction and fit-up work was already underway in Lagos and Durban. Another facility in Mogadishu was also under development.

The installation confirmed today plays in the edge of the spectrum and is number 17 in a plan of over 100 0.5MW edge data centers in “major cities, initially across South Africa”.

The OADC said it was the “largest deployment of open-access data centers on the continent”.

CTO Bob Wright said, “In recent years, Africa has seen massive investment in large-scale data centers focused on the largest metropolitan areas on the continent. However, a presence in a single data center is no longer sufficient to address a country or region. 5G carriers, ISPs, and fiber carriers are looking for cost-effective ways to extend network reach to new markets, which requires network equipment to be securely housed in remote locations. »

On the rest of the portfolio, OADC said new 2-3 MW OADC Tier III regional facilities will come online in Q3 and more than 100 OADC Edge data centers are expected to be operational by the end of the quarter. ‘year.

Write adds: “At the same time, the growing desire to make content available and to process ever larger volumes of data closer to the customer increasingly requires the implementation of a core-to- edge, with fully connected local and regional mesh data centers. in Africa’s network infrastructure across multiple countries and cities. OADC is building Africa’s edge data center infrastructure to help customers looking for cost-effective network extension and those changing their infrastructure deployment strategies to meet demand for closer content from the network edge – for improved availability and optimal performance – or to optimize networking and storage costs by pre-processing data locally.

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