(Ecofin Agency) - Ugandan Raxio Data Centre Ltd has launched the construction of its multi-million dollar data centre at the Namanve Industrial and Business Park in Mukono, Uganda. In that regard, it commissioned Roko Construction Limited for civil engineering works.
The infrastructure designed by UK-based Future-tech and Symbion Uganda should be operational by the end of the first semester this year. It will let local firms and institutions save their data locally thus reducing hosting costs thanks to the more than 400 racks data centre.
Raxio Data Centre Ltd has already been pitched by Oracle Corporation that wishes to offer its high-end cloud services and IT infrastructures.
“Many of the data centres in the region are fairly old. Before Raxio, we did not have any single Tier III data centre in the region and that has been a weighty limitation to achieve the kind of uptimes that a digital economy demands. This is why we’re interested in a partnership with Raxio,” Joachim Steuerwald, sales director for Oracle Cloud, indicated.