MainOne has announced its expansion plans for its data centre business, MDXi as the company intends to enter new territories across West Africa by building 3 new data centres at Sagamu, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.
The new move is in addition to an ongoing expansion of its Lekki Data Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. Over the next ten years, the company plans to build new data centres in each location and invest in infrastructure projects as part of a push to ramp up technology penetration in the region.
Focused on developing a data centre ecosystem spanning facilities across West Africa, the company plans to launch its new Tier III data centre project in Sagamu in 2019, Accra, Ghana in 2019 and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire in 2020. MDXi just received its Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute in addition to the PCI-DSS certification which certifies the Data centre to process payment card information, the SAP Infrastructure Services license which certifies the Data Centre as ideal for running SAP applications and infrastructure, and ISO 27001 and 9001 certifications.
These certifications demonstrate MDXi’s compliance to globally accepted standards on high availability, commitment towards the security and protection of the information assets of the company and its customers, and provides assurance of the quality of the Data Centre’s infrastructure and ability to react to disruptions due to unplanned activities.
Funke Opeke, CEO at MainOne said, “Given the size of its markets and status as home of some of Africa’s biggest economies, West Africa has a vantage opportunity to scale up infrastructure deployment to support digital transformation. Targeted investments in the region will bridge the gap in digital infrastructure and address the increasing reliance on data storage.”