MainOne, the leading provider of innovative Data Center and Telecom services and Network solutions for businesses in Sub-Sahara Africa is set to commission its Tier III Data center, the largest in West Africa. This was disclosed by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Funke Opeke during a media facility tour of the project site today in Lagos.
The world-class Data Center is spread over 3,500 square meters, designed to provide 600 rack spaces, with redundant power supplies up to 6MVA and a 24-7 Network Operations Center. The facility, which is over 70 percent completed, also has direct access to MainOne’s entire connectivity platform including metro and international fiber, Internet backbone, as well as interconnection with all the major networks in Nigeria. It is being constructed to meet the rapidly growing demand for managed computing and network services in Africa.
Speaking to journalists during the tour, Ms. Opeke, reiterated that the Data Center is further proof of MainOne’s commitment to deploy infrastructure based services within its primary markets, as it will aid the reduction in information technology costs and risks, while enhancing business efficiency and profitability. The Data Center, she continued, will help improve the ability of organizations to move their key business processes online as well as accelerate the evolution of Nigeria into a digital economy when launched. In her words, “Access to bundled Data Center services and connectivity solutions from a trusted provider ensures organizations save capital costs that would have been required to build and maintain dedicated Data Center facilities.”.
Mr. Gbenga Adegbiji, General Manager, Capital Projects also explained further that “This facility, is designed to meet rigorous availability standards, and offers a highly secure and reliable purpose built alternative with multiple layers of redundancy on all critical electrical and mechanical components to our customers. This guarantees continuous access/uptime to hosted critical applications and data improving the overall operational efficiency and profitability of our customers”.
With the rollout of its Lagos metro fiber network and data center in 2014, MainOne appears focused on taking the lead in the provision of broadband communication services to large corporates, e-commerce providers, government and educational institutions in Nigeria.
Ms. Opeke noted that ‘the new Data Center will give businesses unmatched performance at a lower cost by leveraging on MainOne’s track record of excellence.’