LAGOS: MainOne, the leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, has announced the opening of a N7 billion premier Tier III Data Centre in Lekki.
According to officials the centre will address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in the West African region.
Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Funke Opeke, said the company was delighted to launch West Africa’s largest and best-connected data centre.
“This reaffirms our capabilities in meeting the needs of business for reliable connectivity and data center services in a dynamic and fast paced global economy,” Opeke said.
During a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring the Minister of Communications Technology, Dr Omobola Johnson, as well as other notable industry leaders, the facility was declared opened and ready for service for enterprises and government in West Africa.
Johnson said that the launch of MDX-I data center facility is a notable accomplishment that complements initiatives required to further drive the realization of the National broadband plan Nigeria.
“Availability of world class Data centers in Nigeria is critical infrastructure required for the implementation of our Broadband initiatives. The accomplishment by MainOne is indeed significant as it provides an outsourcing and cost effective model to further drive ICT adoption,” she said.
MDX-i’s Tier III Lekki Data Centre is the first of many planned data centers by the company in Nigeria. It has capacity for 600 racks.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY