For decades now, South Africa and Egypt have been the bookends of digital infrastructure in Africa, with the countries in between left woefully underserved. Now, that state of affairs is changing rapidly. The Kenyan capital of Nairobi is poised to become a leading hub for the East African data centre industry, thanks to a booming population, increased cloud adoption, favourable climate, and readily available locally generated green energy.
Nairobi Fast Facts
No. of Data Centres: 7
Major Build: IXAfrica is currently building a 42.5 MW data centre in the city, which will be the region’s largest hyperscale and colocation campus upon completion.
Major Operators: IXAfrica, Africa Data Centers, PAIX