PAIX data centres completes investment in RackAfrica, Ghana

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AMSTERDAM, 7 February 2018 – PAIX data centres, a Pan-African provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced that it completed its first African investment in West Africa Data Centres Ltd (WADC), Ghana.

WADC trades under the brand name ‘RackAfrica’ and is Ghana’s leading carrier-neutral data centre. The company has been offering co-location services from its Accra data centre since 2011. RackAfrica serves a diversified customer base of more than 20 network operators and network services providers from its Accra data centre facility and has the advantage of access to all four undersea cables that land in Ghana.

PAIX’s investment in RackAfrica marks the launch of its colocation services in Ghana and West Africa as part of its strategy of building a Pan-African data centre platform. The investment will also enable RackAfrica  to accelerate its growth and expand to meet the growing demand for its colocation and interconnection data centre services in Ghana. Further expansion of its data centre capacity is planned this year. Following PAIX’s investment, Wouter van Hulten, CEO and Harbir Singh Nat, CFO of PAIX have become Board Directors of RackAfrica.

Wouter van Hulten, CEO, PAIX: “We are very pleased with our investment in RackAfrica as it uniquely positions our company in Accra, Ghana at the digital gateway to Western Africa, a key regional network hub that is created by the aggregation of multiple undersea cable landing points connecting to terrestrial cables on the African Continent. We have received strong interest from our international connectivity, social media, and cloud customers seeking to serve the West African markets that can be accessed by these cables through RackAfrica’s data centre in Accra.”

About PAIX data centres
PAIX data centres (www.paix.io) is a Pan-African provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services and is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. PAIX is the acronym for “Pan African Internet Exchange data centres”. PAIX was founded in 2016 by a team of data centre, telecom industry and investment professionals with a track record in the African market. In its data centre operations, PAIX aims to offer a leading global quality service level to its national and international customer base across the African continent.

About RackAfrica / West Africa Data Centres (WADC)
RackAfrica (www.rackafrica.com) is a Ghanaian data centre service provider that operates Ghana’s only carrier-neutral data centre in Accra. RackAfrica has been in operations since 2011 and offers colocation services, disaster recovery and IT infrastructure solutions to a diversified customer portfolio such as telecom companies, financial institutions and internet service providers (ISPs).

Further enquiries / contact details:
For further enquiries regarding PAIX data centres and/or RackAfrica, please contact info@paix.io