The government is mulling putting up an upgraded National Data Center to boost its internal efficiencies and compliment the current centre which is already operating at full capacity.
Information Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo said the government is seeking input from the private sector for the country’s second data centre that will expand the current capacity of 30 terabytes. “To do a good Level 4 National Data Center it’s anything between $200 million and $250 million. We are looking at another one year before we can see a virtual environment,” he said. The NDC is part of the government’s strategy to centralise the management of data from ministries and government agencies to cut operational costs, through the launch of three data centres.