Nigerian data center firm Medallion Data Centres is to launch a new data center in Lagos this month.
TechEconomy and TechBuild.Africa reports Medallion announced the opening of its second data center (LOS2) in Nigeria’s largest city, ahead of a formal open for service on 24 October. This month will also see the company retire the Medallion branding and adopt the Digital Realty moniker.
Digital Realty acquired Medallion in October 2021 alongside African infrastructure investment firm Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund. At the time, the company operated two data centers; one in Lagos and another in the capital city, Abuja.
The existing LOS1 currently offers 2MW across 200 sqm (2,150 sq ft).
A 2022 Medallion sales brochure said what was then known as LAG2 was set to offer 1MW and 232 racks on a site next to the company’s existing Lagos data center in the Victoria Island area of the city. The brochure suggested a Q1 2023 launch.
A more recent Digital Realty brochure suggests the new LOS2 facility will offer 1MW across 200 sqm, while the campus can offer up to 20MW.
The Medallion sales brochure notes another data center in the Lekki area of Lagos is set to offer 2MW and act as a cable landing station to host the 2Africa subsea cable. The CLS was set to launch in Q2 2023, and the data center in Q2 2024.
It also notes the potential for another 60MW campus, also on Victoria Island. The initial capacity is expected to launch in Q4 2024. A fourth campus, offering up to 100MW, is planned for the Ikeja area of Lagos, with initial capacity also expected in Q4 2024.
Another 2MW CLS is also planned for Accra in Ghana. The brochure lists a Q2 2023 launch for the landing station and Q2 2024 launch for the data center.
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