MainOne prepares to launch Tier 3 data centre
MainOne has concluded plans to launch its Tier 3 Data Centre in Q3 2014. The US$40 million facility is built to meet the rapidly growing demand for advanced data and managed services in Africa.
Main One says the 600 Rack Data Centre, on 3,500 square meters, is the largest purpose built facility of its kind in West Africa, designed to provide a fault-tolerant environment to safely store and access critical data and IT equipment. Scheduled for inauguration in Q3 2014, the facility guarantees open access to all major local and global networks available in Nigeria and on-demand collocation facilities required to deploy and grow IT operations for Clients’ business.
Chief Executive Officer Funke Opeke, said: “With Africa recognised as home to seven of the ten fastest growing economies in the world, the continent has emerged a dynamic business hub. We recognise the increasing demand for data centre services, backed by reliable connectivity solutions. We believe that with more reliable data centers, we can support that growth and cater for the world-class hosting needs of African businesses and service providers in Africa.”
To further bolster its capabilities in the local market, the company also recently launched its Branch Connectivity solution to guarantee secure and reliable connections between sites within metro, national and international boundaries.