Rack Centre driving data centre services in Lagos


By Alex C

Rack Centre and IS Internet Solutions Ltd. (IS), a division of Dimension Data, the pan Africa and global technology services company, are engaged in a strategic business relationship that would see IS take data centre services and collocation space at Rack Centre’s state of the art data centre facility in Ikeja, Lagos. This relationship enables them to provide their suite of industry leading connectivity and cloud solutions to clients and other tenants of the facility.

Olusola Teniola, managing director, IS noted that the company needs a world class facility in which to operate to provide the higher levels of service to its teeming customers.  

According to Teniola, we chose Rack Centre as it is the only Tier III, officially certified data centre in West Africa.

“We studied the market in Nigeria and there really was only one choice. The facilities at Rack Centre are truly industry leading and will help IS maintain our lead in providing innovative client solutions and delivery satisfaction,” Ayotunde Coker, managing director, Rack Centre, said adding: “We are delighted and a great privilege to be chosen by IS to provide the facility for their Managed Services.

“We look forward to working with IS to provide our customers access to world leading managed services and connectivity solutions. Rack Centre is the only truly ‘carrier neutral’ facility in Nigeria, and we aim to raise the bar even further in the Nigerian data centre market and this partnership will help us do that.”

About Rack Centre Rack Centre, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Jagal Group, is a state-of-the-art, Tier III Certified data centre offering vendor-neutral collocation services. The data centre provides over 6,000sqm (65,000sqft) of energy efficient and secure data centre space.

The technology invested provides clients guaranteed levels of uptime, power and service availability. Collocating within Rack Centre allows companies to avoid fixed infrastructure investments and to leave the growing complexity of managing power and environmental issues to specialists.

Internet Solutions (IS) is a Pan-African telecoms service provider to public and private sector organisations who has established its presence on the African continent. They have been providing innovative end-to-end telecom solutions and related services for more than 20 years.

Today, IS is at the fore-front of Internet Protocol-based technologies and builds solutions and services tailored to the increasingly complex demands of organisations across the private and public sectors.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dimension Data Group and part of NTT, IS leverages its infrastructure and global footprint to support organisation with the rapid deployment of emerging technologies covering connectivity and all aspects of cloud computing.

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