21st Century, Schneider in new Tier IV data centre project
To further deepen Nigeria’s technology landscape, a strategic partnership for the launch of the first ever Tier IV data entre has been inked by 21st Century Technologies and Schneider Electric.
The innovation, being the first also in Africa, to market watchers, is a major boost to the country’s technology profile which would further draw huge investments to Nigeria.
A tier 4 data center is reputed to be fault tolerant, allows for the occurrence of any unplanned activity while maintaining operations with a facility that guarantees absence of failure.
21st Century Technology is bringing onboard an innovation that experience just 26.3 minutes of downtime per year, a giant improvement over tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3 digital center that experience 28.8, 22 and 1.6 hours down time per year respectively.
The partnership deal was consummated at a business luncheon themed ‘Technology and Business Efficiency’ hosted by the Franco-Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Lagos Continental hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Speaking on this strides, Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Technology, Wale Ajisebutu, explained that the resolve of the company to build five tier 4 digital centers across strategic locations in Lagos State was to ensure that each business district in the state has access to data center that would further drive commercial operations.
According to him, the centers, which were sited at Apapa, Maryland, Ikeja, Surulere and Lekki would become fully operational before the end of the year to serve different sectors of the economy including smes.
Ajisebutu who noted that available data centers in the country is not enough when compared to technology evolution paving way for big data and advanced solutions stressed that the firm is partnering with world class company to build a world class infrastructure.
Schneider Electric shall provide the EcoStruxture ITTM solutions for all the centers and this according to the company’s General Manager, Balaji Lenka, offered cost savings opportunities and innovative solutions.
“We have indeed remained committed to the development of innovative and cost effective energy solutions.This partnership is a testimony and we will definitely deliver,” he said.