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Rack Centre doubles up on load capacity in Lagos

By , ITWeb
Nigeria , 19 Jul 2021

From Lagos, carrier neutral datacentre colocation provider Rack Centre has doubled its IT load capacity to 1.5 MW at its Lagos campus, which means cloud providers, content providers, and enterprise customers will have an additional 600 square metres of datacentre white space.

The company says as a key Tier III Constructed Facility Certified hosting location for the IXP of Nigeria, it addresses the growing need for proven reliable hosting, flexible interconnection and enabling companies to advance their digital transformation.

“With 100% uptime track record since inception, the expansion is the first stage of a trajectory that is in progress to add an additional 13MW of IT load capacity ready for service in 2022 at the same campus in Lagos Nigeria,” the company relayed in a statement.

The newly completed LGS 1 facility features two redundant, independent, and diverse meet-me rooms, three fibre entry routes into the facility and an open access mast for connectivity providers.

Dr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director of Rack Centre said, “The Lagos Campus datacentre has grown to be the largest carrier neutral digital infrastructure hub in West Africa and West Central Africa, halving the latency of data transfer from South Africa to Europe and the USA.

All undersea cables are directly connected, so every country on the Atlantic coast of Africa are directly connected … Rack Centre has set the bar for quality in Africa, being the first carrier neutral company to be Constructed Facility Certified by the Uptime Institute in April 2017.”

In March 2020, Rack Centre announced the controlling stake by Actis, the UK Private Equity company, and Convergence Partners, the Africa technology private equity company, with Jagal remaining a significant investor.

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