Raxio Group appoints technical partner for Africa facilities

24 August 2021 | Melanie Mingas

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The Raxio Group has appointed Master Power Technologies to build and install its planned data centres across Africa.

Master Power, which specialising in the supply and installation of pre-engineered data centres, will lead on Raxio's growing portfolio across Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique. The group opened its first facility in Uganda earlier this year.

Master Power’s scope of work across the sites will cover design localisation, supply, install and commissioning of all technical areas in line with Raxio’s “metro-edge” design principles.

Robert Mullins (pictured), CEO of Raxio Group said: “Working with Master Power allows us to accelerate our expansion through a more streamlined and optimised design-to-commissioning process across multiple sites. Master Power’s long-established track-record of successful installations across the African continent and a highly-skilled team, as well as its ability to tailor its solutions to meet the requirements of our unique design were key criteria in our selection process.

"Together with our own resources and technical partners we are convinced we have a winning combination to deliver these paradigm-shifting facilities to the region. In addition to this, our shared vision to enable digital transformation across Africa, driving economic growth and opportunities for the entire population makes Master Power the ideal choice for us," Mullins continued.  

Raxio's facilities deliver power densities up to 21KW per rack whilst providing the cooling required to run customer equipment.

Its planned new facilities re being designed and developed in compliance with Uptime Institute’s Tier III standard, with no single points of failure, enabling concurrent maintainability. In addition to providing power and cooling redundancy, the data centres will also enable connectivity redundancy through diverse fibre intake and meet-me rooms, all within a highly secure environment.

Menno Parsons, CEO of Master Power said: “Digital infrastructure is desperately needed in Africa as connectivity becomes available to more of the population. Working with Raxio to build its next suite of data centres is critical in helping to support the growing demand for colocation services across the region, and we are very pleased to be able to support the rollout of such unique, next-generation facilities. Our experience in the region and Raxio’s commitment to help grow Africa’s digital communities means we will be able to increase the infrastructure available in key regions.”