British envoy promises more investors at Rack Centre
By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria
Mr Paul Arkwright, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, has promised to do his utmost to encourage more British companies to do business with their Nigerian Counterparts.
Mr Arkwright made the promise during his recent visit to Rack Centre, West Africa’s premium Data Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. Mr Arkwright was accompanied by a team from the Trade and Development section of the High Commission.
The visit was a boost to the continued growing trade and investment relations between Nigeria and the United Kingdom as Rack Centre has been a beneficiary of British Technology. The data centre technology at Rack Centre is largely based on British patent technology by Bladeroom, a data centre technology provider based in the United Kingdom.
Mr Ezekiel Egboye, Director of Operations, Rack Centre who conducted a tour of Rack Centre data centre facility for Mr Arkwright and his team said the relationship with BladeRoom has contributed immensely towards the quality and efficiency of Rack Centre modular and scalable data centre, providing real-time 1.5 average PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) the lowest in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Rack Centre was the first West African data centre to attain Tier lll design certification by the Uptown Institute and Mr Egboye said Rack Centre won the prestigious 2015 award from the renowned Data Centre Dynamics EMEA, making Rack Centre the first African company to achieve that accolade. Rack Centre has been recently and successfully recertified Tier III by the Uptime Institute.
Mr Arkwright said he was “very impressed” by what Rack Centre had achieved in just three years, most especially that it had not had a single downtime since its inception even in the midst of various upgrades, and that it had seamlessly integrated the BladeRoom Technology into its operations.