Africa Data Centres, has opened a new floor at East Africa Data Centre (EADC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

It has a secured space of about 2,000 square metres for data servers, over four floors.

EADC however, remains the region’s largest and most connected data centre facility.

It is interconnected with Africa Data Centres’ other carrier-neutral facilities in South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The new floor will provide 500 square metres of rack space for leading cloud service providers, carriers and enterprises.

It will also help host their business-critical data, cloud-based services, applications and back-end systems in Africa.

According to, Dan Kwach, General Manager of EADC the newly opened floor, is a direct response to the huge demand they have been receiving for colocation and hosting services in Africa.

He indicated that in addition to their hosting services, EADC is helping businesses address growing concerns around personal data protection and security.

“By hosting their data within Africa, businesses in the region have clear visibility on where their customer sensitive data is at all times and which parties have access to that data. This sends out a clear message to consumers that your business is serious about data privacy and protection,” he said.

The additional floor at EADC is set to host a new analytics centre for Strathmore Business School (SBS), which will provide data-driven research and practices for African businesses.

Report by: Stephanie Horsu