Raxio Ethiopia to commence operations in 2021
Raxio Ethiopia is a carrier-neutral Tier III data centre facility located along the outskirts of Addis Ababa, meeting fast-growing demands for colocation in Ethiopia, home to some of East Africa’s largest software companies and a dynamic SME ecosystem.
On the outskirts of Addis Ababa
Along main fibre route
Tier III Standard
Up to 400 Racks
4 – 21 kW per rack
With colocation demand continuing to grow rapidly, and the onset of new entrants into the telecommunications space, Ethiopia’s economy has reached a prime moment for digital transformation.
Set to be commissioned in Q3 2021, Raxio Ethiopia will offer its customers an optimized environment for their IT equipment in a state of the art, modular facility, fully equipped with industry best in technology, security, AC/DC power compatibility and redundancy. Customers will be able to cross-connect with local and international carriers and other customers in specially-designed meet-me rooms, making Raxio Ethiopia an integral backbone to the country’s digital economy.
Our carrier-neutral data centre is purpose-built and certified to Tier III standards, and offer 99.99% uptime and best-in-class equipment.
They offer customers affordable, secure colocation spaces and hosting environments of up to 400 racks to hold all mission-critical IT infrastructure in a 24/7 redundant environment.
Allowing customers to interconnect and choose from a diverse range of carriers.
Tier III standards
To ensure a 24/7, concurrently maintainable and redundant environment with no single points of failure.
Phased Capacity Rollout to meet current and future customer demands, with the ability to grow within the facility as needs require.
Design PUE ratio of 1.3.
Energy-efficient indirect adiabatic cooling technology with hot aisle containment.
Power distribution via redundant overhead tap-offs fed by busbars.
Able to accommodate racks from 1 kW up to 21 kW per rack.
Racks Standard 600 x 1200mm racks up to 55U. Custom solutions available.
24/7 NOC to ensure optimal performance and prompt troubleshooting.
24/7 CCTV monitoring in addition to onsite security. Up to 7 layers of physical security between the entrance and the servers.
Raxio Data Centre is an enterprise-grade data centre coming soon to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Raxio operates Ethiopia’s first enterprise and carrier-grade Data Centre facility. Raxio was established in 2018 by First Brick Holdings (“FBH”), a Roha Group company, established to build the foundation of the digital economy across Eastern and Southern Africa. Roha is a US Greenfield investment company that builds and develops new businesses across Africa.
As the digital transformation of Ethiopia’s economy continues to accelerate, the data centre is being built to address the vast and growing need for facilities where data supporting this transformation can be stored and processed securely and optimally, 100% of the time. When it opens in 2021, the Data Centre will be the first of its kind in Ethiopia, the only Tier III certified facility in the country will operate as carrier-neutral and cloud-neutral with the ability to house around 400 racks at full capacity.
Raxio will open up new opportunities for financial services, governments and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) by addressing their mission-critical needs for data storage, business continuity and disaster recovery.
Country Director Ethiopia
Who we work with
Raxio has selected Future-tech, from the UK, and Yema Architecture of Ethiopia, as best-in-class partners for the design and construction of its facility and has assembled a seasoned and experienced management team to operate and run it on commissioning.
Welela leads Roha’s office in Ethiopia and supports portfolio companies and new developments.
Previously, Welela was Deputy Managing Director at Kana TV where she managed strategic initiatives and operational executions. Before that, Welela held numerous roles in strategy, management, and engineering at IBM where she also built broad experience in IBM’s technology brands.
She started her career as a firmware engineer on IBM’s high-end servers and gradually shifted her focus to the business side of the organization where she defined strategies, designed and implemented multi-national programs, and managed global teams. Welela has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Lehigh, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, and an MBA from Cornell University.
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