Premier connectivity and data center solutions company, MainOne, has won the Microsoft Country Manager’s Partner of the Year (POY) Award for Nigeria, during the Microsoft Partner Network Awards held in Lagos recently. The company beat other nominees to clinch the award at a Gala Dinner organized to celebrate Microsoft partners that have demonstrated excellence leveraging Microsoft technology over the fiscal year.
The Country Manager POY award recognizes a Partner that was fully aligned to Microsoft’s priorities during the 2016 financial year and has over achieved in one or more of the transformational pillars of Microsoft: Personal Computing, Intelligent Cloud and Reinventing productivity. The choice of MainOne this year reinforces the company as the true leader in Enterprise Cloud and Data Center solutions in Nigeria.
“We are pleased to recognize MainOne as this year’s Winner of the 2016 Microsoft Country Manager’s Partner of the Year award,” said Oluwawemimo Adeniyi, Director, Small Midmarket Solutions & Partners, Microsoft Nigeria. “MainOne is a classic example of the excellent resource we see in our Microsoft partner ecosystem to deliver innovative and transformative solutions to our mutual customers.”
In his comments while receiving the award, MainOne’s Chief Information Security Officer, Chidinma Iwe, said “We’re honoured to be recognized by Microsoft as Country Partner of the Year. Since January 2015, when we launched our Tier III data center, we have worked with Microsoft to provide cloud-based solutions to our customers. This award cannot have come at a more opportune time than this, as it demonstrates the value we bring to our customers by helping them improve organizational efficiency at competitive costs during these challenging times.
“With MainOne’s Cloud technology, enterprises can leverage the latest solutions available on the Microsoft Azure platform or host locally to enhance their business with minimal expenditure as majority of the capital expenditure is borne by the cloud host, being MainOne. The platform enables Infrastructure as a service (IAAS), a solution MainOne offers to customers in Finance, E-Commerce and Oil and Gas sectors who need their data domiciled in Nigeria.The Cloud technology is also built to enable MainOne to offer Cloud Connect, a solution that provides Enterprises with dedicated connectivity to their Microsoft Office 365 and other web services offshore including Amazon web services. In addition, MainOne enables other Cloud Business Partners host their solutions on our platform allowing them to go to market quicker knowing that their hardware environment is managed by the Tier III MainOne Data center – MDXi.”
“MainOne is proud to build up the region’s low technology footprint. In addition to the Microsoft Country Manager’s POY award, we have received other awards including the PCI DSS and ISO 9001 and 27001 certifications, Frost & Sullivan Nigerian Data Centre Customer Value Leadership Award, African Information Technology and Telecoms Awards, Telecoms Wholesale Provider of the Year and Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry Award for Excellence in Broadband Infrastructure, among others”, Iwe concluded.