MainOne’s Data Centre subsidiary (MDXI) has earned the Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute.
With the certification, MDXI becomes the leading Data center in West Africa with the top 5 certifications in the industry, being the Tier III Constructed Facility certification, TCCF, the PCI-DSS certification which certifies the Data center to process payment card information, the SAP Infrastructure Services license which certifies the Data Center as ideal for running SAP applications and infrastructure, and ISO 27001 and 9001 certifications.
According to African Press Organisation (APO) Group news report on the certification, the TCCF certification was awarded by the Institute as a performance-based evaluation of a data centre’s concurrently maintainable site infrastructure.
The report stated that the Tier Certification of Constructed Facility was a progression from Tier Certification of Design Documents (TCDD) and goes beyond the review of paper designs to rigorous on-site testing to root out discrepancies between the actual installation and design.
The multiple certifications of MainOne’s MDXI demonstrated compliance to globally accepted standards on high availability, commitment towards the security and protection of the information assets of the company and its customers, and provides assurance of the quality of the Data Centre’s infrastructure and ability to react to disruptions due to unplanned activities.
MDXI’s 600 rack facility in Lekki is the premier commercial Data Center in West Africa built to meet the rapidly growing demand for Colocation, Managed Hosting and Cloud services within the region.
The General Manager of MDXI, Gbenga Adegbiji, explained that the certification further validated the company’s investment in critical infrastructure to grow West Africa’s digital economy.
He explained: “With the increased recognition of Africa as home of fast growing economies, it is important that we have the infrastructure required to establish, enhance and sustain effective business performance in today’s global digital economy.
“Outsourcing of Data Center services to a reputable provider such as MDXI ensures businesses can adopt more cost effective models of consuming technology to allow increased focus on business development and growth. As we build a data centre ecosystem spanning facilities across West Africa, we plan to launch new Tier III data centres in Sagamu, by Q4 2018, Ghana in 2019 and Cote I’voire in 2020”, Adegbiji added.
The President of Uptime Institute, Lee Kirby, while presenting the Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) award, congratulated the company on receiving their Tier III Constructed Facility Certification Documents, saying this “is indeed a significant step for the region and we look forward to working with them as they build multiple facilities across West Africa.”
MDXI is West Africa’s largest full scale data centre provider offering co-location, interconnection and cloud services to OTTs and major network, content and financial providers, as well as access to multiple Internet exchange points in Nigeria, Ghana, Amsterdam, and London.