NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 1 – IT infrastructure company, icolo.io, has commenced the construction of their second data center in Kenya, expected to be complete by August 2019.
The new Data Center – called NBO1 – is located in Karen, Nairobi, and will complement the icolo.io Mombasa Data Centre.
This new site will host more than 250 racks and accommodate IT power of 825kW.
“ NBO1 will be Nairobi’s first true carrier and vendor neutral data center with scale,” said Ranjith Cherickel, Founder and CEO of icolo.io.
The data centre, which will be based at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Karen, will have over 624m2 of rack space with a 99.999% guaranteed power uptime.
The entire infrastructure will be concurrently maintainable.
This data center will serve major businesses in the East African region ranging from internet service providers, financial services institutions, enterprise customers, medical facilities among others.
“NBO1 will be at the center of Silicon Savannah and it’s a fantastic opportunity for our talented ICT professionals to build scalable infrastructure in and around the region. This places Kenya at the heart of Digital Africa” added Cherickel.
The building will be supported on drilled concrete piles with reinforced concrete columns, beams, and hollow-core concrete slabs, as well as raised floors in the data center to enhance flow of cold air in all the white space and technical rooms.
The building will have two dedicated Meet-Me Rooms that will serve as two diverse entry points for all fibers coming into the building thus providing redundancy for our connectivity partners.