Liquid to Open a Fifth Mega Data Center in South Africa

Liquid’s founder took to Facebook to announce the opening of a new fifth mega data center in South Africa.

Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced the opening of a fifth mega data center in South Africa.

Liquid founder Strive Masiyiwa took to Facebook to announce the news:

Covid can delay but it can’t deny! The last time I was in South Africa was in February 2020. Among the things I did was to visit the construction site of the largest building we have ever built; 20MW Data Center in Johannesburg. This will be our fifth such facility in the country.

It consumes more energy than many major cities on the continent. Each facility is designed to utilize renewable energy provided by DPA, our electricity division.By the time I visited, work had already begun and I hope to return within a year to this Commission. Then Covid hit, and we had to stop construction several times because of lockdowns. We finally finished last week and our first customers started putting on their computers.At the same time we started a project of a similar size in Lagos Nigeria.

We have now secured over $ 500m in equity and loans to form what we call ‘Project Decima’; the largest Data Center campus in 10 countries in Africa, each representing an investment of $ 50m. We call these massive data center facilities ‘Hyper Scale’, because they are designed to accommodate the needs of large global tech companies that support cloud -based services.We offer our customers unique and unparalleled innovation; each of these facilities is interconnected with our 100,000 km fiber network, which covers the entire continent.
This is what you take: “Covid can postpone but it can’t deny.”.

Strive Masiyiwa, Founder, Liquid

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