Publishing Date: 05/03/2021
Raxio to build a data centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Raxio Group has announced plans to construct a data centre in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Named Raxio Kinshasa and due to be commissioned in June 2022, the data centre will be a 1.5MW, 400 rack facility located in the capital city.
The pan-African data centre developer and operator claim this will be the first in a series of privately owned carrier-neutral facilities in the DRC and expects to build a second site in Kinshasa and another in Lubumbashi, a city in the Katanga region to the south of the country.
Work begins on the IONOS data centre in Worcester, UK
The ground has been broken on IONOS’ new data centre at the Worcester Six Business Park, UK.
Property developer Stoford has begun work on the 50,000 sq ft (4,600 sq m) facility for IONOS and its subsidiary UK brand, Fasthosts, with the work reportedly due to be complete in August 2021.
Vantage to build a new 80MW hyper-scale data centre at NGD campus in Newport, Wales
Vantage Data Centres has been granted permission to build a two-story data centre at its UK subsidiary NGD in Newport, Wales. The data centre will be run by Vantage and is intended for a single hyper-scale customer.
The planning documents, filed by Vantage's engineering partner Atkins, describe a 24,000 sq m (260,000 sq ft) facility with ten data halls, each supported by six 1.6MW diesel generators. The site will employ 40 people and have car parking space for 40, according to the application.
Vantage has been on an expansion trail, having bought European provider Etix Everywhere early in 2020, and announced five hyper-scale campuses on Etix properties. Vantage is also building new facilities in Santa Clara and Ashburn.
Equinix to open the first data centre in Bordeaux, France
Equinix has announced plans to open its first data centre in Bordeaux, France.
The new facility, known as BX1, is projected to open in Q3 2021 and will provide approximately 32,000 square feet (3,000 square meters) of colocation space.
Equinix says BX1 will be the first carrier-neutral data centre in Bordeaux.
BX1 will provide a landing hub for the new Amitié submarine cable, due to link Massachusetts in the US, Le Porge in France, and Bude in the United Kingdom. Funded by a consortium comprising Facebook, Microsoft, Aqua Comms and Vodafone, it will consist of 16 fibre pairs, each with up to 23 Tbps of capacity.