The deployment of the IMRS cluster is planned by ICANN to help Internet users in Africa to have faster access to services on the Internet; Data Centers in Africa (https://www.AfricaDataCentres.com/) has been selected as the host of the IMRS cluster at its state-of-the-art data center in Kenya.
Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African 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 intended by ICANN to help Internet users in Africa have faster access to services on the Internet and better protection against cyberattacks, which is aligned with the Cassava Group’s vision of a digitally inclusive Africa.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in cooperation with its regional partners, recently announced the deployment of a new ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) cluster in Africa, located in Nairobi, Kenya. ICANN is a global, not-for-profit organization that coordinates the Domain Name System (DNS) and plays a key role in ensuring a global, interoperable, and secure Internet.
An IMRS cluster can improve the DNS infrastructure in any country, territory or region of the world. It is essential for boosting internet access and enhancing internet stability. The IMRS cluster will reduce the impact of potential cyber attacks across Africa. One of the most common types of attacks, distributed denial of service attacks, work by overwhelming servers with a flood of requests or internet traffic. IMRS clusters offer higher bandwidth and data processing capacity to alleviate some of this traffic.
Africa Data Centers has been selected by ICANN to host the IMRS cluster at its leading data center in Kenya. There are five IMRS clusters worldwide, two in North America, one in Europe, one in Asia and the newest in Africa.
“Improving users’ access to the Internet in Africa and their security when using it is part of ICANN’s mission to make the Internet more secure, stable and resilient around the world,” said said Göran Marby, President and CEO of ICANN. “The installation of this new IMRS cluster would not have been possible without the participation of the local community. We are grateful to the Kenyan government for their support and commitment to advancing internet accessibility in Africa.
“Africa Data Centers is proud to have been selected as the colocation provider for the first African IMRS cluster. This recognizes the quality of African data center facilities, but also our shared commitment with ICANN and its local partners for a digitally inclusive Africa. Africa Data Centers acknowledges the contributions of these local partners and more specifically the Ministry of Information, Communications and Digital Economy – Republic of Kenya, the Communications Authority of Kenya and technology service providers in Kenya, including the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) is also hosted at Africa Data Centers facilities,” said Tesh Durvalsula, Managing Director of Africa Data Centers.
Installing this IMRS cluster in Africa ensures that internet requests can be answered in the region, which limits its dependence on networks and servers in other parts of the world. The IMRS cluster also builds national and regional resilience by helping Root Server traffic stay local.
Distributed by APO Group for Africa Data Centres.
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ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you must enter an address – a name or a number – on your computer or other device. This address must be unique, so computers know where to find it. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers around the world. ICANN was established in 1998 as a not-for-profit public benefit corporation and community with participants from around the world.
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