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Data centre gets new N2.5b investment


Gbenga Adegbiji<br />

Data centre operations in Nigeria, at the weekend, received N2.5 billion ($6.58million) fresh investments.

The General Manager, MDXi, Gbenga Adegbiji, disclosed this during a tour of the facilities in Lagos. The new venture is coming from MDXi, a subsidiary of MainOne Cables.

He said the fund would be deployed in the Lekki facility, while expansion drive would span across Sagamu, Accra, Cote D’Ivoire and Senegal.

A data centre is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, as telecommunications and storage systems.

Adegbiji revealed that the firm had so far invested $35 million out of the planned $40 million, adding that MDXi is the only data centre that guarantees 100 per cent power uptime availability.
He said the MDXi, which is West Africa’s premier resilient, vendor-neutral data centre, is also the only data centre with direct connections to four submarine cables within 10km: ACE, WACS, Glo 1, MainOne.
The general manager explained that with its data centre and submarine cable, MainOne operates a central hub, which supports West Africa’s connectivity, cloud and data needs.
The Director of Operations, Rack Centre, Ezekiel Egboye, stressed the importance of data connectivity to the security of the economy.

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