Sunday, October 22, 2017

Flexenclosure expands data centre operations in Africa

Company too provide two of its prefabricated data centres to support a major IT infrastructure deployment.

Stockholm-based Flexenclosure has been chosen by ERP Software Technologies (ERPST) in Ethiopia to provide two of its prefabricated eCentre data centre solution and eSite hybrid power systems for off-grid and bad-grid cell sites.

The contract is Flexenclosure’s first in Ethiopia, the company’s 21st African market making use of its portfolio.

ERPST is a member of a consortium implementing a major IT infrastructure deployment for Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC).

The eCentres will house servers and software to manage and run ERC’s activities as they expand their rail network across Ethiopia.

Construction of the data centre modules is underway at Flexenclosure’s factory in Vara, Sweden.

Deployment will take place at two separate sites in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa later this year.

Mark Nycander Ali, CEO and Owner of ERPST, said: “Ethiopia is engaging in a highly ambitious railway construction programme as the government lays the foundations for future economic growth.

“ERPST is playing a central and vital role in the project and we needed a tried and tested data centre solution we could rely on.  With their track record of successful deployments across Africa, Flexenclosure’s eCentre was the obvious choice.”

David King, CEO, Flexenclosure, said: “We are delighted to be working with ERPST on this project.  Ethiopia is new country for us, increasing Flexenclosure’s and eCentre’s deployment footprint across the African continent.

“We now supply our products in no less than 21 African nations, proving our experience and ability to deliver mission critical infrastructure in the most challenging of environments.”