East African data center services provider Djibouti Data Center (DDC) announced the launch of commercial operations in Djibouti City. DDC leverages Djibouti’s position in East Africa as a major meeting point for undersea fiber optic cable systems connecting Europe, the Middle East and Asia, to Africa.
The data center is near a new Djibouti Telecom cable landing station. It will be offering international telecommunications carriers and content delivery network (CDN) providers colocation facilities, internet exchange and other services.
The DDC is a joint venture between Djibouti Telecom and Djibouti Data Center SARL, a group of local and international investors.
The landing station supports seven different intercontinental cable systems: SeaMeWe3, Aden-Djibouti, EASSy/WIOC, SEACOM, EIG, Djibouti – Ethiopia, and Djibouti- Somalia.
“The Djibouti Data Center has simplified undersea cable head access and backhaul, interconnection, collocation, and Internet access capabilities for all service providers looking to expand in Africa, one of the fastest growing regions of the world,” Anthony Voscarides, DDC CEO, said.