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Africa’s Premier Data Centre addresses growing demand for Colocation

MainOne, Nigeria’s leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, today announced the opening of its premier Tier 3 Lekki Data Center to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services. This purpose built facility, designed to international TIA 942 standards, will be managed under a new subsidiary branded as MDX-I.

Capitoline provided the design and operations management training to the MainOne project team which helped them to set their requirements and objectives in place. The training in Nigeria is hosted by our partners Kits Technologies.

Speaking at the launch, the Chairman of MainOne, Fola Adeola reiterated the company’s commitment to nurture the growth and impact of the Internet ecosystem through the provision of high-quality infrastructure to power businesses and governments across West Africa.

Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke Opeke said, [quote]We are delighted to launch West Africa’s largest and best-connected data center. 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[/quote]

During a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring the Nigeria’s 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 & Government in West Africa.

In her comments, the Minister of Communications Technology, Dr. (Mrs.) Omobola 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. [quote]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.[/quote]

MDX-i’s Tier III Lekki Data Center is the first of many planned data centers by the company in Nigeria. It is a N7 Billion investment and has capacity for 600 racks. The data center provides Corporate customers with world class Colocation, Cloud and Managed Services and the first set of customers will enjoy services starting from next week.

Capitoline carried out a peer review of the data center design to ensure that it met the requirements of TIA-942 Tier 3.