Djibouti to Build Second Data Center in Partnership with PAIX

By : Isaac K. Kassouwi

Date : jeudi, 16 mai 2024 12:48

Djibouti currently has only one operational data center. Known as the Djibouti Data Center (DDC), it is a Tier 3 facility that was commissioned in 2013.

Pan-African data center specialist PAIX Data Centres announced a joint venture with the Djibouti Sovereign Fund (FSD) on Tuesday, May 14. The partnership aims to build a cloud-neutral and carrier-neutral data center in Djibouti to address the growing demand for connectivity, content delivery networks, social media, and cloud computing services.

Dubbed JIB1, the new facility will boast roughly 50,000 square feet (approximately 4,645 square meters) of usable space up to 5 megawatts of computing capacity. The first phase of the project is slated for completion by 2026.

JIB1 will bolster Djibouti's telecommunications infrastructure as the nation undergoes a rapid digital transformation. Djibouti boasts connections to ten submarine cables, with three more under construction. However, the country currently has only one data center, the Djibouti Data Center (DDC), a Tier 3 facility launched in 2013.

"As the heart of Africa's digital economy, Djibouti plays a strategic role in facilitating connectivity between Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, PAIX Djibouti will serve as a catalyst for digital inclusion and economic development, empowering businesses to unlock new opportunities and realize their full potential in the digital age," said Jean-André Gbarssin, CEO of the FSD.

Isaac K. Kassouwi


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