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Rack centre bags ICT infrastructure, data centre provider awards


Mr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre

Rack Centre, Africa’s premium data centre provider has won two awards at the 2018 Beacon of ICT Awards. It won the “ICT Infrastructure Provider of the Year” and ICT Infrastructure Provider of the Year (Data Centre)”.

The Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards is an annual event that recognizes organizations and individual’s contribution to ICT development in Nigeria and it is considered by analysts as the most prestigious ICT award in Nigeria.

The BoICT awards rewards companies that have made positive impact in ICT in Nigeria. Rack Centre has won the ICT Infrastructure Provider of the Year in the data category for four years in a row and also won the ICT Infrastructure Provider of the Year in tandem in three years in a row.


In 2016, Ayotunde Coker was voted the ICT personality of the Year and delivered that year’s Distinguished Lecture –Data Centre as kiln of Industrialisation & Transformation.

Commenting on the award, Mr Ken Nwogbo, Managing Director and Editor in Chief of Communication’s Weekly, Nigeria’s foremost ICT Publication in Nigeria and organiser of the event in announcing the 2018 award attributed Rack Centre’s win to its talents, contributions, commitment, sincerity and dedication to the growth and development of the ICT, Data Centre and data interconnect and Internet industry in Nigeria.

Mr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director of Rack Centre in accepting the award said “it was a great honour to be recognised with such awards four years in a row. Rack Centre is the first and only truly carrier neutral data centre facility in Africa to be Tier III Constructed Facility Certified by the Uptime Institute. We intend to keep raising the bar for ICT and data centre providers in Africa.”

Rack Centre is the state-of-the-art, Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre offering carrier neutral colocation services.

It is the most connected in Africa with connection to over 27 of the major carriers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country and direct connection to all undersea cables serving the South Atlantic Coast of Africa. Its Cloud on Ground™ services offers a locally hosted cloud marketplace.

Colocating within Rack Centre allows companies to avoid fixed infrastructure investments and to leave the growing complexity of managing power and environmental issues to specialists.

CloudonGround™ brings the hosting of world class Cloud services to Nigeria reducing the entry threshold to high quality Cloud services to West African region.

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