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Africa Tech Festival 2024 – The Home of AfricaCom, AfricaTech & AfricaIgnite
Event dates: 11-14 Nov 2024
Exhibition Opening Dates: 12 - 14 Nov 2024Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town

Rack Centre


Rack Centre is West Africa's Best-connected Carrier and Cloud neutral data centre. Established in 2012, the company provides best-in-class data centre colocation services and free interconnection between carriers and customers. Knowing this gives customers a technically superior, physically more secure, and lower-cost environment for their information systems.

The Carrier and Cloud neutrality advantage allows customers to manage traffic to get better value, lower latency, and higher resilience and creates an open market for partnerships between customers, networks, cloud and content providers, the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria, the African Interconnection Exchange, and managed service providers.

Rack Centre’s clientele includes 60+ telecommunication carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), global Tier 1 networks, and pan Africa international carriers, including direct connections to all five undersea cables serving the South Atlantic Coast of Africa including Equiano, 2Africa and every country on the Atlantic coast of Africa.

Key Features

  • Carrier and Cloud neutral
  • 100% uptime since inception
  • IFC Edge certification, making it the only data centre to hold this certification in Africa, Middle East and Europe
  • Superior geographical location – located 30 metres above sea level with a 0.0002% flood rate.


  • Winner of 2022 DataCloud Global Awards for Excellence in Regional Data Centre – Middle East & Africa.
  • Winner of 2021 Data Centre Dynamics Data Centre Award in Regional Middle East and Africa Data Centre Development Award category.
  • Winner of the 2019 Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) Awards for the “Data Center Operations Team of the Year” category. This award recognises teams convened for a special task, at any stage in the data center life cycle, which goes above and beyond day-to-day operations.
  • Recognised as the best in Data Centre, Cloud and Edge and the “Africa Data Centre Service Provider of the Year Award” at the 2019 DataCloud Africa Leadership Summit.
  • Winner of 2019 DataCloud Global Awards for Excellence in Regional Data Centre Award – Middle East and Africa and 2018 winner for regional excellence in the Data Centre Geographical Location category.
  • The only African Data Centre provider voted runner up in 2019, 2018 and 2017 UK Data Centre Solutions (DCS) global awards in two categories.
  • Winner of the 2018 Capacity Europe Global Carriers Awards for the “Best Data Centre Innovation” category.
  • Recognised as the 2018 Local Content in ICT by The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Rack Centre’s significant contribution to the development of commerce and industry through technology infrastructure innovation.

Find us at the event

  • Stand number
  • C90A