Cloud Exchange has launched Africa’s first uptime institute tier IV modular prefabricated data centre in collaboration with Huawei.

According to the company, it is a leading system Integrator in West Africa and a provider of end-to-end Information Technology system solutions.

In a statement, the company said the centre was in line with the expansion of its service offerings from systems integration, hybrid cloud infrastructure to Tier IV data centre colocation, interconnection, managed network and security, private and public cloud services.

Speaking at the event, Chief Executive Officer of Cloud Exchange, Mr Glad Dibetso, disclosed that Nigeria’s growing digital economy drove the development of the data centre.

He said, “The tier IV data centre vision was born from the burning platform we were on in 2016.

“We had an audacious vision to build the first African Tier IV Prefabricated data centre certified by Uptime Institute. We wanted to be part of the solution by finding tailor-made solutions fit for purpose and pragmatic for the continent.

“Infrastructure, especially in ICT, has continued to hold the continent back. We knew that for Africa to fully participate in the future, we all need to improve ICT infrastructure as it is the bedrock of digitalisation.”

According to Dibetso, the data centre is the first green one free of air and noise pollution and is also free of the effects of FM200 contamination in West Africa.

Also speaking at the event, Head, Data Centre and Operation at Cloud Exchange West Africa, Adetoyese Oyerinde, said the facility promised a minimum of 99.995 per cent availability.

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He said, “It is all in numbers. A downtime of 96 minutes compared to 26.3 minutes; a lot can happen in 70 minutes, a lot can be lost in 70 minutes and a lot of money can be made in 70 minutes.

“Tier IV also promises just more than availability, it promises reliability, it promises excellence, it promises adaptability, and all these have been built into the very first Uptime Institute Tier IV Data Centre in West Africa.”

Deputy MD of Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, Mr Eric , said, “Huawei has been delivering top ICT solutions for over 22 years in Nigeria since 1999.”

According to him, Huawei will keep innovating on its DC solutions.

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