Internet company Liquid Telecom’s SBU Africa Data Centers (EADC) have undergone data center expansion in Nairobi, Kenya. With this expansion, Africa Data Centers aim to assure safety and security of critical data to local businesses in a bid to meet the rising need for data center services.
According to EADC, their Nairobi data center was the first to receive a Tier-3 grade for their state-of-the-art facility. They also say that since then, they have added many organizations to their portfolio, ranging from government to business enterprises.
EADC say that with this expansion, they have added a total of 5382 sq.feet of white space to their existing 21,570 sq.feet of data center facility. They also added that they will be hosting a new analytics center for a business school along with other infrastructure.
Speaking about the expansion, Dan Kwach, General Manager at EADC, commented:
The newly opened floor at EADC is a direct response to the huge demand that we’re receiving for colocation and hosting services in Africa. Our state-of-the-art data center facility in Nairobi has exceeded expectation since it first opened in 2013, and we will continue to serve our expanding customer base with world-class data center solutions.
At a time when data privacy and security are becoming increasingly important, EADC say that they are guaranteeing clients of their ability to host data by aligning themselves with their business goals.
Explaining the same, Kwach added:
By hosting their data within Africa, businesses in the region have clear visibility on where their customer sensitive data is at all times and which parties have access to that data. This sends out a clear message to consumers that your business is serious about data privacy and protection.