Phase 1 of the National Data Center at the Konza Technopolis has been completed, with plans of rolling out services underway.
Huawei was picked as the contractor for Phase 1, whose development officially commenced in June 2019, in collaboration with the Ministry of ICT and the Konza Technopolis Development Authority. The data center will support the Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
We have the option of having a private cloud alongside a government cloud. With more emphasis being put on the use of technology after the coronavirus period, the storage requirement is going to be of great importance, and the data center at Konza has come in handy to solve that particular problem.
Permanent Secretary for ICT, Jerome Ochieng
Phase II is expected to be completed by 2021 as a Tier III National Data Center with Smart City facilities and services to support Konza Technopolis, as well as the Small and Medium Enterprises Services.
During the KSh3.2 Trillion Kenya Budget 2020/21 allocation, KSh6.3 billion was set aside for infrastructure development at Konza tech city, KSh400 million for setting up a data centre at this facility and KSh400 million for completing Phase two of the Konza City project.