Uganda’s first enterprise grade data centre

Raxio Uganda is Uganda’s first enterprise-grade, Tier III certified carrier-neutral data centre. At the heart of Namanve Industrial Park, Raxio Uganda is ideally located along key fibre routes and delivers best-in-class colocation, cross connect, fibre and IT infrastructure services.

Location

Namanve Industrial Park
On the outskirts of Kampala
Along main fibre route

Core

Tier III Standard
Up to 400 Racks
4 – 21 kW per rack

Industries

Enterprise
Financial
Telcos
Media

We work to support industries that are facing increasingly complex and unique IT and regulatory challenges. By providing these industries with the technological infrastructure they need to transform their businesses, our data centres will help drive economic growth, social development, and digital transformation throughout Africa.

Core services

With the growth in data usage and storage and the broader digital transformation of businesses and the public sector in Uganda, Raxio Data Centre will be a centre-piece of infrastructure supporting the growth and digitalisation of the Ugandan economy and the goals set in the MoICT Data Strategy.

Colocation

About

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.

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

Standard 600 x 1200mm racks up to 58U. 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 located in Namanve, Uganda.

Raxio operates Uganda’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 the Ugandan economy continues to accelerate, the data centre is 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. Opened in 2021, the Data Centre is the first of its kind in Uganda, the only Tier III certified facility in the country operates as carrier-neutral and cloud-neutral with the ability to house around 400 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.

James Byaruhanga

General Manager

Who we work with

Raxio has selected Future-tech, from the UK, and Symbion of Uganda, 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

Technical partners

James Byaruhanga

General Manager

James has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, having served as a manager for several leading telecom companies and internet service providers. He oversees the daily business and commercial operations of Raxio Uganda, and works closely with customers to ensure a high quality of service.

James carries a wealth of expertise and knowledge about Uganda’s market dynamics, as well as an extensive network of enterprise and telco connections.

James previously held a variety of positions including Principal, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Roke Telkom, a leading edge alternative internet service provider. He was responsible for the company’s technical infrastructure and planning for Roke’s operations both in Uganda and in neighbouring countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Prior to Roke, James spent 5 years at MTN Uganda in various technical consulting roles, and 3 years at Africa Online in Uganda and Ghana.

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