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Africa Data Centres provides colocation for the first Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Managed Root Server in Africa

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The deployment of the IMRS cluster is intended to help ICANN help Internet users in Africa access services on the Internet faster. Africa Data Center (https://www.AfricaDataCentres.com/) Selected to host the IMRS cluster in our class-leading data center facility in Kenya.

Africa Data Centers, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-Africa technology group, is proud to be the colocation provider for the first ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) cluster deployed in Africa. The deployment of the IMRS cluster is ICANN’s intention to help Internet users in Africa gain faster access to services on the Internet and better protection from cyberattacks.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently announced that it is working with regional partners to deploy a new ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) cluster in Africa, located in Nairobi, Kenya. ICANN is the global non-profit organization that coordinates the Domain Name System (DNS) and plays a vital role in ensuring a global, interoperable and secure Internet.

IMRS clusters help improve DNS infrastructure in any country, region, or region around the world. This is the key to stimulating internet access and enhancing internet stability. IMRS clusters mitigate the impact of potential cyberattacks across Africa. Distributed denial of service attacks, one of the most common types of attacks, work by overwhelming a server with a flood of queries or Internet traffic. The IMRS cluster offers higher bandwidth and data processing power to offload some of that traffic.

Africa Data Centers has been selected by ICANN to host the IMRS cluster in its class-leading data center facility in Kenya. There are 5 IMRS clusters around the world, 2 in North America, 1 in Europe, 1 in Asia and the newest in Africa.

ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby said: “The establishment of this new His IMRS cluster would not have been possible without the participation of the local community. We are grateful to the Government of Kenya for its support and commitment to improving internet accessibility across Africa.”

“Africa Data Centers is proud to have been selected as the colocation provider for Africa’s first IMRS cluster. The Africa Data Center is also an acknowledgment of the efforts of these local partners, notably the Republic of Kenya Ministry of Information, Communications and Digital Economy, the Kenya Communications Authority and the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP), which also provides Kenyan technology. We recognize the contribution of our service providers, hosted in our Africa data center facilities.

Placing this IMRS cluster in Africa would allow Internet queries to be answered within that region, limiting reliance on networks and servers in other parts of the world. IMRS clusters also make countries and regions more resilient by keeping route server traffic local.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the Africa Data Center.

About our African data centers:
Africa Data Centers is your trusted partner for fast and secure data center services and interconnections across the African continent.

Africa Data Centers is Africa’s largest network of interconnected carrier and cloud-neutral data center facilities. Bringing international experts to the pan-African market. We are your trusted partner for fast and secure data center services and interconnections across the African continent. Our strategically located world-class facilities provide a home for all your business-critical data. As proud Africans, we are dedicated to being the heart that beats your business.

The purpose of the Africa Data Center is to uncover various business opportunities and build a strategic network of partnerships. This further strengthens Africa Data Center’s leadership in providing customers with best-in-class interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data center facilities across Africa. https://www.AfricaDataCentres.com/.

About ICANN:
ICANN’s mission is to ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To contact another person on the Internet, you must enter their address (name or number) into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers can locate each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers worldwide. ICANN was founded in 1998 as a not-for-profit public benefit corporation and community of participants from around the world.

This press release was issued by APO. The content has not been overseen by the African Business editorial team and has not been checked or verified by an editorial team, proofreader or fact checker. The publisher is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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