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West Africa’s Rack Centre secures QMS certification

By , ITWeb
Africa , Nigeria , 16 Mar 2021

West African carrier neutral datacentre operator Rack Centre has achieved ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) certification.

In a statement, the company says the certification – issued by the British Standards Institution (BSI) - ensures its commitment “to the highest levels of governance and quality management in its delivery of quality datacentre colocation services.”

According to Rack Centre, the certification is developed and published by the International organisation for Standardisation (ISO), a worldwide standard for creating, implementing, and maintaining a company's quality management system with a customer focused approach for delivering products and services.

“The ISO 9001 certification is a key addition to the Rack Centre Quality Management Governance Framework, which includes certification to ISO 27001 Information Security Management, ISO 22310 Business Continuity Management and Uptime Institute Tier III Constructed Facility Certifications,” the company adds.

Dr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre, says: "The ISO 9001:2015 accreditation demonstrates Rack Centre’s commitment to a virtuous cycle of continuous improvement, customer-centred focus and excellent service that Rack Centre has demonstrated over the years.”

Datacentre expansion

In August 2020 Rack Centre announced an expansion programme to increase capacity to a total net lettable white space of 6000 square metres and allow for 13MW of IT power capacity in its Lagos campus.

The company released a statement explaining that this increased capacity will supplement the current expansion already underway to double existing capacity to 1.5MW and 1,200 square metres of white space in early 2021.

The statement continues that in March 2020, London private equity firm Actis announced an investment in Rack Centre, taking a controlling stake in the business alongside Jagal.

The funding for this expansion will come from a US$250-million pan-African datacentre platform established by Actis and ICT infrastructure investor Convergence Partners.

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