MainOne data centre gets Tier 111 certification
By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria
Leading provider of network solutions for businesses in the West african sub-region, MainOne, has received Tier III Certification of Design Documents for its new Lekki Data Centre, from the Uptime Institute, a United States (U.S) based consortium of companies that engage in education, publications, consulting, certifications, conferences and seminars for the enterprise data centre industry and for data centre professionals.
The 600 rack, $40 million facility is the largest in the West African sub-region and it is built to help meet the rapidly growing demand for co-location, managed hosting and cloud services within the region.
Its Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke said the state of the art facility providing highly-available and highly-redundant world class infrastructure is a carrier neutral. She said the facility, spread over 3,500 square meters, further consolidates the company’s investment in critical infrastructure to grow West Africa’s digital economy.
She noted that the Data Centre will provide a credible platform for businesses to transact online within the region without having to invest scarce capital and human resources to build out their own infrastructure, thus enhancing business efficiency and profitability.
She said: “With the increased recognition of Nigeria as one of the leading emerging economies, it is important that we have available the infrastructure required to establish, enhance and sustain effective business performance in today’s global digital economy. Outsourcing of Data Centre and Connectivity services to a reputable provider like MainOne ensures businesses can adopt more cost effective models of consuming technology to allow increased focus of valuable company resources to drive business development and growth."
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