MainOne, West Africa’s leading provider of network solutions for businesses in West Africa has received Tier III Certification of Design Documents of its new Lekki Data Center, from Uptime Institute, The Global Data Center Authority®.
The 600 rack, $40 million facility is the largest in West Africa and is the first of MainOne’s flagship Data Centers built to help meet the rapidly growing demand for Colocation, Managed Hosting and Cloud services within the region. It is a carrier neutral, state of the art facility providing highly-available and highly-redundant world class infrastructure.
Funke Opeke, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MainOne, announced that 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 Center 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.
In her words, “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 Center 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”.
Speaking on the certification of MainOne’s Data Center design documents, Uptime Institute Chief Technology Officer, Lee Kirby said “We congratulate MainOne for reaching their next core milestone and receiving their Tier III Certification of Design Documents. This Certification shows their commitment to global Data Center standards. This is indeed a significant step in the Tier Classification process and we look forward to working with them in achieving other certification milestones”.