C5 Capital, a specialist venture capital firm, will provide the financing.
The news comes a week after ADC announced the construction of a 30-megawatt data center facility in Accra, Ghana.
ADC is an affiliate of Cassava Technologies.
Durvasula will take on the leadership role to drive growth, innovation and strategy for Africa Data Centers.
Africa Data Centers operates as an affiliate of Cassava Technologies, a fiber and telecom solutions group.