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.

Location

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

Core

Tier III Standard
Up to 400 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.

Core services

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.

Colocation

About

Our carrier-neutral data centre is purpose-built and certified to Tier III standards, and offer 99.982% 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.

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.

Our story

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.

Find out more

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.

Welela Haileselassie

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.

Investment partners

Bewket Abrha

VP Technology & Operations

Bewket oversees the operational management and planning of Raxio Ethiopia’s technical infrastructure. He has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of ICT infrastructure projects and Telecom operations.

Previously, Bewket was a Project Leader at Thales Middle East while he was responsible for the design, supervision, and commissioning of Bahrain Airport Data Center and Low voltage systems. Before that, he worked in Adudhabi Airport with Bond communications in similar roles and responsibilities like the one in Bahrain Airport.

He started his career as a Telecom Power Engineer in Ethio Telecom and gradually shifted to the strategic and network planning side where he is responsible for the planning and leading of Mega Ethio Telecom projects. Bewket was also working as a Technical Manager in one of the ICT companies where he led a team of engineers and technicians for the execution of ICT projects in Ethiopia.

Bewket has a B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering and M. Sc in Communication Engineering from Addis Ababa University.

Talk to our experts

Raxio Data Centre, 6th Floor, A4 Building, 379 Cape Verde Street, Bole Subcity, Addis Ababa

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