As the first and most connected data centre space in East Africa, East Africa Data Centre (EADC) faces the challenge of ensuring the company continues to innovate in the face of an ever changing and ever-growing market demand for data centre space in the region.
This market growth has seen more and more large-scale network providers turn their attention towards East Africa.
(TOP: Dan Kwach, the GM at EADC).
“Currently larger data service and cloud providers reach out to DC operators, like us, so that they can meet more of their client needs in Africa,” says Dan Kwach, General Manager of EADC. “That’s why we must align what we do with the expectations of these large players.”
Read as Kwach discusses the challenges of establishing the first data centre in the region, as Kwach and his team sought out to “demystify” data centres and to understand the true value in a commercial data centre, from both a technical standpoint and a customer basis.
“We go where there is opportunity and where there is demand,” he says. “Our connectivity and value-added services provide a one-stop shop to meet the already significant and growing demand that we see.”
The complete EADC story – featuring an interview with Dan Kwach – can be read from pages 88 – 99 of the current issue of the African Business Review.
The EADC provides the perfect hosting location for both African and international firms which need to protect their business critical applications and data in Africa. Located at Sameer Industrial Park, along Mombasa Road in Nairobi, the facility has access to carrier networks across Kenya, long distance fibre routes to Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and Somalia, as well as diverse fibre routes to the cable landing stations in Mombasa.
The EADC is part of Liquid Telecom Group.