MainOne, a major provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, announced today the opening of its premier Tier III Lekki Data Center to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa.
In addition, MainOne announced that the purpose built facility designed to international TIA 942 standards will be managed under a new subsidiary branded as MDX-i.
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, “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.”
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.
A $40 million dollar investment in Nigeria’s cloud economy
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. “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 would later go on to tweet the following;
MainOne data centre is a $40m investment in our cloud economy.Will spur more investments and result in more growth & jobs in the ICT sector
— Omobola Johnson (@OmobolaJohnson) January 15, 2015
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.