On 7 February 2018, PAIX data centres, a Pan-African provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, announced that it has completed its first African investment in West Africa Data Centres Ltd (WADC), Ghana.
WADC trades under the brand name ‘Rack Africa’ and is one of Ghana’s carrier-neutral data centre. The company has been offering co-location services from its Accra data centre since 2011. According to Rack Africa, it serves a diversified customer base of more than 20 network operators and network services providers from its Accra data centre facility and has the advantage of access to all four undersea cables that land in Ghana.
PAIX’s investment in RackAfrica marks the launch of its colocation services in Ghana and West Africa as part of its strategy of building a Pan-African data centre platform. According to PAIX The investment will also enable RackAfrica to accelerate its growth and expand to meet the growing demand for its colocation and interconnection data centre services in Ghana.
The company also revealed that further expansion of its data centre capacity is planned this year and that Wouter van Hulten, CEO and Harbir Singh Nat, CFO of PAIX have become Board Directors of RackAfrica.
Wouter van Hulten, CEO, PAIX speaking about the investment said, “We are very pleased with our investment in RackAfrica as it uniquely positions our company in Accra, Ghana at the digital gateway to Western Africa, a key regional network hub that is created by the aggregation of multiple undersea cable landing points connecting to terrestrial cables on the African Continent. We have received strong interest from our international connectivity, social media, and cloud customers seeking to serve the West African markets that can be accessed by these cables through RackAfrica’s data centre in Accra.”