Nigerian telco giant Airtel Nigeria has unveiled its state-of-the-art Tier 3 data center in Lagos State for commercial use, highlighting its mission to provide perfect uptime and unparalleled security for servers it houses, as well as cloud services for businesses and government agencies across the globe. country.
The commercial data center was unveiled on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in the presence of Lagos State Science and Technology Minister Hakeem Fahm, who recognized the importance of the data center for the companies operating in Lagos State.
The center was awarded high-end Tier 3 ANSI/TIA-942 certification by EPI, the world’s leading data center certification authority. According to the company, Airtel’s state-of-the-art data center runs on superior technology that allows it to perform efficiently in Nigeria’s tropical climate while providing multiple paths and backups to its users.
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Commenting on the data center, Surendran Chemmenkotil, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, said the launch of its commercial data center is a response to its overarching goal of fostering digital inclusion and creating unfettered access and opportunities for entrepreneurs. , businesses and other organizations to enjoy premium data center services in a reliable, world-class facility.
“With over 20 years of extensive telecom, technology and consumer advocacy operations in Nigeria, we are best positioned to support businesses and government agencies with an unparalleled data center that will help promote commerce and ultimately expand the country’s economy, driving growth and prosperity for entrepreneurs and consumers.
Similarly, Ogo Ofomata, Director, Airtel Business, Airtel Nigeria noted: “We are inspiring and pioneering a new wave in Nigeria’s data center landscape as we provide an attractive and affordable data center to both large enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. Through our data center, businesses can take advantage of uninterrupted power and hyper-secure storage for servers and data transmission equipment for businesses of all sizes in the private and public sectors.” she said.
During his tour of the facility, which is located in Lekki, Lagos, Lagos State Science and Technology Commissioner Hakeem Fahm praised Airtel for its investment in the development of science and technology in Lagos State, noting that the Airtel data center aligns with the state’s mega-city plan, especially with regard to the government’s technology aspirations.
“I commend the management of Airtel Nigeria for their impactful contributions in Lagos State and the country in general, thanks to their innovative drive in Technology,” he said, adding that“This data center has further helped the state become a technology hub across the country.”
According to the company, the data center would be fully operational immediately. The Tier 3 data center features multiple paths for power and cooling, as well as redundant systems that allow personnel to work on the facility without taking it offline.