Icolo.io starts construction of its second data center in Kenya

Written By: Claire Wanja
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icolo.io commences construction of NBO1 Data Center
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Providers of carrier neutral colocation services in Africa icolo.io have announced the commencement of construction of their second data center in Kenya.

The new Data Center named NBO1 is located in Nairobi following the construction of the company’s first data center in Mombasa.

Construction of the data center started in November last year and is expected to be complete in August 2019. This new site will host more than 250 racks and accommodate IT power of 825kW.

“With the announcement of the build of our second data center in Kenya, we reaffirm our resolution of making Kenya a major convergence point in data communication in Africa. With this sizeable investment, NBO1 will be Nairobi’s first true carrier and vendor neutral data center with scale,” said Ranjith Cherickel, Founder and CEO oficolo.io.

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NBO1 will have over 624m2 of rack space with a 99.999%guaranteed power uptime. The architectural design of the data center sits on a4,400m2 area ensuring redundant power complete with back-up generators which are DCC certified, N+2 high precision cooling and pre-cabled inter connects. The entire infrastructure will be concurrently maintainable.

NBO1 Timeline

This data center will serve major businesses in the East African region ranging from internet service providers, financial services institutions, enterprise customers, medical facilities among others.

“NBO1 will be at the center of Silicon Savannah and it’s a fantastic opportunity for our talented ICT professionals to build scalable infrastructure in and around the region. This places Kenya at the heart of Digital Africa” added Mr. Cherickel.

The building will be supported on drilled concrete piles with reinforced concrete columns, beams, and hollow-core concrete slabs, as well as raised floors in the data center to enhance flow of cold air in all the white space and technical rooms.

The building will have two dedicated Meet-Me Rooms that will serve as two diverse entry points for all fibers coming into the building thus providing redundancy for our connectivity partner

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