Raxio Ethiopia to commence operations in 2023

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.

Location

ICT Park
On the outskirts of Addis Ababa
Along main fibre route

Core

Tier III Standard
Up to 800 Racks
4 – 21 kW per rack

Industries

Enterprise
Financial
Telcoms
Media
CDNs

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.

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ET1 Data Centre key specifications

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Our 24×7 facility is ideally located along key fibre routes, delivering best-in-class colocation, cross connect, fibre and IT infrastructure services. Raxio Ethiopia can house up to 800 racks and deliver 3MW of IT power. The site offers full redundancy with concurrent maintainability and seven layers of physical security.

2,000

Square metres

3

Mega Watts

Compliance

Tier III certified

Ethiopia ESIA Executive Summary

Solutions

Colocation
Cross connection
Remote hands

Location

  • The data centre is located in Addis Ababa inside the ICT park
  • Along major fibre routes with Ethio Telecom PoP
  • Approximately 30 Minutes away from Bole International Airport

Building Overview

  • Purpose build facility from the ground up
  • Long term leasehold
  • 54U 600x1200mm racks
  • Scalable to Double Floor
  • 2,000m2 of white space
  • Flexible IT space with ability to create bespoke environments as required

Main Structural Features

  • Administration block and ancillary buildings are traditional construction
  • The data hall and MEP rooms are steel frames with concrete floors with vertical steel plate wall
  • 5.6m slab-to-slab height
  • Floor loading 15kN/m2

Power Supply

  • 33kV utility supply directly fed from the nearest Substation

Redundancy

  • 2N power redundancy from MV Transformer, Generator, UPS, Busbar to Rack PDU
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas

Fuel Backup Storage

  • On-site fuel storage to support 72 hours at full capacity with 24x7x365 fuel delivery
  • 7 min UPS autonomy

Cooling System

  • 3MW of installed cooling provision initially
    Minimum N+1 resilience on all systems

Humidity Control

  • Humidity in technical space is controlled within the recommended range of ASHRAE TC9.9

Energy Efficiency

  • Energy efficient indirect adiabatic cooling
  • Environmental Sustainable with PuE of 1.3

Carrier Neutral

  • Carrier neutral with 11 connectivity providers terminating fibre to the facility

Network Dense

  • With access to multiple global and regional carriers and Internet service providers offering
  • Dark Fibre, IP Transit, Peering, CDN, Storage, Virtualised Services (SDN), Voice and Mobile Services

Cloud Services

  • Access to multiple cloud services through leading public, private and hybrid cloud solution providers

Diversity

  • 2 dedicated Meet Me Rooms
  • 2 diverse fibre intake points
  • Diverse cable routes and pathways
  • Onsite Tower Mast
  • Onsite Satellite Earth Station

24x7x365 Manned Guards

  • Operations Centre manned 24x7x365
  • Security guard patrols 24x7x365
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365

Intruder Detection Systems

  • Continuous CCTV surveillance of external and internal areas
  • Comprehensive intruder detection and alarms to all areas
  • 2.4m boundary wall with razor wire
  • Road blocker at the site entrance
  • Access control using proximity card readers and biometric readers

Fire Detection & Suppression

  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • Aspirated early warning smoke detection system VESDA (monitored 24x7x365)
  • Gas suppression system protects data hall and all technical areas

Core services

Set to be commissioned in 2023, Raxio Ethiopia will offer its customers an optimized environment for their IT equipment in a state-of-the-art, modular facility, fully equipped with the industry’s 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 of the country’s digital economy.

Colocation

About

Our carrier-neutral data centre is purpose-built and certified to Tier III standards, and offer 99.9% uptime and best-in-class equipment.

They offer customers affordable, secure colocation spaces and hosting environments of up to 800 racks to hold all mission-critical IT infrastructure in a 24/7 redundant environment.

Carrier neutral

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.

Modular

Phased Capacity Rollout to meet current and future customer demands, with the ability to grow within the facility as needs require.

PUE

Design PUE ratio of 1.3.

Cooling

Energy-efficient indirect adiabatic cooling technology with hot aisle containment.

Power distribution

Power distribution via redundant overhead tap-offs fed by busbars.

Power density

Able to accommodate racks from 1 kW up to 21 kW per rack.

Racks

Racks Standard 600 x 1200mm racks up to 55U. Custom solutions available.

Monitoring

24/7 NOC to ensure optimal performance and prompt troubleshooting.

Security

24/7 CCTV monitoring in addition to onsite security. Up to 7 layers of physical security between the entrance and the servers.

Cross connect

About

Our cross-connect cable services allow you to make quick, easy and direct connections to carriers, enterprises, content distributors, and cloud service providers. With dedicated CAT5/6 and fibre, we enable you to maximise connectivity and scale your business as quickly as possible. Our facility offers diverse Meet Me rooms to extend redundancy in connectivity and ensure maximal uptime.

Active & dark fibre

About

Our hosted carriers provide you with active fibre services carrying high SLA thanks to the diverse and redundant paths of connectivity to our data centres. For customers who have the capability to provide their own active equipment, we can also facilitate dark fibre networks to enable full control over services, capacity and routing.

Remote hands support

About

Our team of trained engineers operate on a 24/7 basis to provide technical support whenever you need it. This ensures your services will run smoothly from anywhere in the world.

Security services & caging

About

With advanced 24/7 security controls such as CCTV and on-site security, we can give our customers peace of mind and guarantee that their critical assets stay protected. Thanks to a variety of authentication and monitoring systems and physical caging, we ensure the highest levels of security.

Customer spaces

About

We offer private workspaces to help our customers work from our data centre. These spaces include hot desks, meeting rooms, and a large boardroom with a capacity of 12 people.

Lift & shift

About

Our team of professionals eliminate the hassle and risk of migrating your equipment to our data centres by handling the moving process themselves; helping to reduce the downtime and complexity of setting up IT infrastructure.

Access to third-party services

About

Raxio is an enabler for doing business within its data centres. Our customers will have unparalleled access to third-party services provided by other customers within the facilities such as:

  • Connectivity services
  • Cloud compute services such as:
    – Software as a service
    – Infrastructure as a service
    – Platform as a service
    – Back up storage
  • Disaster recovery
  • Cyber security
  • Content Distribution

The vision

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. 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 2023, 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 800 racks at full capacity.

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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.

Bewket Taffere

General Manager, Ethiopia

Team

Bewket Taffere

General Manager, Ethiopia

Bewket Abrha

VP Technology & Operations

Mastewal Berhanu, Sales Manager

Mastewal Berhanu

Sales Manager

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ICT Park, Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

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