Government to build the largest data centre in West Africa

The 500 rack space national data centre infrastructure is expected to serve the public and private entities in the country will be made up of a prmary data centre in Accra.

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According to reports, the Ghanaian government, through its Ministry of Communications, is currently building what it believes will be the largest data centre within the West African region.

The 500 rack space national data centre infrastructure is expected to serve the public and private entities in the country will be made up of a primary data centre in Accra adjacent to the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT and opposite the council of state building, reports say. The secondary data centre will be located in Kumasi.

Sources say the Ghanaian Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, has stated that two pentabytes of storage will be available at these centers, which will help usher the country into an era where more local companies and startups will create local content.

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