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Acronis strengthens datacentre strategy with Nigeria development

Peter French, regional GM of Acronis Middle East and Africa.
Peter French, regional GM of Acronis Middle East and Africa.

Cyber protection and cloud services firm Acronis has announced a new Acronis Cyber Cloud Data Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

In a statement released to the media, Acronis said the new datacentre, one of the 111 new datacentres being deployed by the company, gives service provider partners access to a full range of cyber protection solutions.

The company believes these solutions will enable partners to build new services “while delivering faster access, constant data availability, and data sovereignty to their clients.”

It adds that Managed service providers (MSPs) will also benefit from the full range of managed cloud solutions and cyber protection solutions available via the Acronis Cyber Cloud platform.

The opening of the Nigerian datacentre is part of the Acronis Global/Local Initiative, an effort that includes global management for all datacentres, geographic redundancy, and control for local partners, and a local disaster recovery site.

Acronis’ global network of Cyber Cloud Data Centres includes more than 40 datacentres.

With the new datacentre in Nigeria, local service providers will have a location within the country where they can store business-critical data for their clients.

Chidi Oliseowe, Team Lead, Madonna Systems Nigeria Limited said: “Today the world depends so much on data to the point where we can say data is life, and data security cannot be over emphasised. We at Madonna Systems are so proud to be associated with Acronis, a foremost leader in cyber protection. With the opening of their new Data Centre in Nigeria, Acronis demonstrates its level of commitment to the Africa Market.”

Peter French, Regional General Manager Middle East & Africa at Acronis, said, “A local presence is a necessity for modern cloud businesses and we are proud to deliver the Acronis Cyber Cloud Data Centre in Nigeria. Now, Nigerian companies, and businesses from neighbour countries too, will be able to store their strategic data locally while being backed by a global partner who is on standby 24/7/365 to address any issues.”

‘SA’s first cyber cloud datacentre’

In January this year Acronis opened a new datacentre in Johannesburg.

As reported by ITWeb, the Switzerland-based company - which develops on premises and cloud software for backup, disaster recovery and data access, described the new datacentre as “SA’s first cyber cloud datacentre”.

The facility seeks to support South African service providers and vendors to meet cyber security requirements, regulatory compliance, data sovereignty and infrastructure performance requirements, as cyber criminals intensify their attacks on critical business infrastructure.

According to ITWeb the IDC estimates public cloud services adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa will accelerate at a compound annual growth rate of 25% year-on-year between 2020 and 2025.

French said Acronis is “not in it for the competition”, but rather wants to collaborate with both the managed service providers and hyperscalers.

“As a vendor, we are not out to compete directly with any of the hyperscalers. We are agnostic to the companies we protect or integrate with, and in turn we co-exist with Amazon Web Services, Azure and others.

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