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EA Data in global certification after Sh500m outlay

East Africa Data Centre (EADC) Dan Kwach. FILE PHOTO | NMG
East Africa Data Centre (EADC) Dan Kwach. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Nairobi-based East Africa Data Centre (EADC) has been certified as a tier-three data centre on investing Sh500 million to setting up a power substation within its facility.

EADC general manager Dan Kwach said activation of the new substation now guarantees clients round the clock operation, enabling servers to operate at optimum capacity without the risk of breakdowns associated with lack of power to cool the servers.

“What we are announcing today is our readiness to host public cloud services. There has been a presumption that Africa does not have industry-standard data centres. We are telling the market that Kenya is ready to host these content service providers,” said Mr Kwach.

EADC said multinationals with operations across Africa can now rely on the facility which also hosts servers for IT giants Google and Facebook, the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP), as well as a large volume of banking and commercial servers.