Summit explores investment in Africa data centres

data centreJOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – INVESTORS in the information and technology sector will meet in Monaco later this year to explore the next phase of  data centre and cloud development across Africa.

They will gather under the auspices of the Invest in Data Centre Africa to discuss current and future investment in Africa data centers, connectivity  via subsea cables and dark fiber, energy supply, cloud, IT investment, risk and the availability of funding.

International consulting company, BroadGroup, who research and produce  Datacloud, will provide a Market Assessment and Outlook for the Africa data centre landscape.

“Africa infrastructure is a growth story for the next decade,” commented Philip Low, Managing Director of BroadGroup.

“We are seeing the emergence of carrier neutral data centres, and  importantly IP peering exchanges that will spur hosting and cloud growth over the next 24 months in several countries. But the summit hopes to create more investor led opportunities as well as assess the risk and prospects.”

Infrastructure investment and challenges faced by Africa will take center stage during the Summit with energy being among them. Case studies and empirical examples will be showcased, contributing to a realistic perspective for data centre investors.

Invest in Data Centre Africa will be held at the sidelines of Datacloud 2016, Europe’s foremost networking and business deal making forum for data centre and cloud players, customers, investors and suppliers.

Attracting some 1 800 executives from more than 60 countries as well as 90 exhibiting companies, delivering a unique networking opportunity and to secure real-time deals.

The event is set for June 8.

CAJ News