IDC-G adds Main One to alliance
BUSINESSBy BiztechAfrica - Oct. 7, 2012, 11:43 a.m.
The International Data Centre Group (IDC-G), a global data centre alliance, has added West Africa via its latest member Main One Cable Company.
IDC-G notes that Main One Cable Company, based in Lagos, Nigeria, is West Africa’s leading communications services company and operates its two data centres in its cable landing stations in Lagos and Accra. Main One data centres offer highly conditioned, secure, Tier 3 power rated rack space in rooms that are connected to a backbone, via diverse physical and logical network paths.
The facilities are home to Main One’s 1.92Tbps submarine cable system connecting West Africa to the rest of the world. Beyond the existing facilities, the company is actively planning the construction of additional data centres in Lagos. Given this increased focus on the data centre business, Main One is pleased to become a member of the IDC-G alliance of world class data centers around the globe.
“Main One, led by Funke Opeke, who really is an exemplary visionary, has made a great impact on the African market, especially in Nigeria. We cannot be more pleased to have such a major player in West Africa on board,” said Guy Willner, Executive Chairman of International Data Centre Group.
Main One Cable Company CEO Funke Opeke said: “The alliance with the International Data Centre Group will create knowledge sharing platforms which we can leverage to further strengthen our data centre operations in West Africa. In addition, the business networking opportunities will further help raise the awareness of the tremendous opportunities for data centre operations in West Africa”.
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