Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Davis praises Galaxy Backbone on data centre

Managing Director, Huawei Nigeria, Mr. Leon Davis, has praised the management of Galaxy Backbone (GBB) Plc over its competence in operating and managing the firm’s data centre in the last one year without downtime.

Speaking during a visit to Galaxy Backbone in Abuja as part of the activities to mark the first anniversary of the data centre recently. Davis expressed delight on the ability of the firm to sustain the centre.

Mr. Davis noted that though Huawei was able to complete the data centre project on schedule in spite of the very challenging environment, but attributed the success to the overall support and cooperation his firm received from Galaxy Backbone team.

“GBB is a serious and committed organization that delivers if it says it will deliver. You have demonstrated this by your ability to manage the facility, unarguably the most modern and sophisticated data centre in the Nigerian public sector for one full year, 365 days, without a down time. It’s a feat considering the adverse operating environment,” Davis said.

He also pledged Huawei’s readiness to continuously support Galaxy Backbone Plc towards delivering more networks for its valued customers.

Earlier in his remark, the Chief Technical Officer, Galaxy, Mr. Martin Ahachi, expressed gratitude to the Huawei team for the positive relationship existing between the two organizations, demonstrated by the presence of the high powered delegation led by Mr. Davis.

Mr. Martin also pointed out that the first anniversary of Galaxy data centre was being celebrated by the company in recognition of the efforts, sacrifices and commitment of the management and staff of Galaxy Backbone Plc, which resulted in its existence.

He emphasized that by not experiencing a single down time for 365 days even against the background of a challenging operating environment such as public power outages and other recurrent variables is no doubt a feat.

Equally speaking, the Chief, Business Operations, Galaxy Backbone Plc, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure, reassured that the occasion of the first year anniversary of the data centre, is rather an opportunity for his firm to rededicated itself to its official mandate and the vision of being globally recognized as the leading facilitator of the use, by African public institutions, of ICTs towards regional attainment of global economic competitiveness and development through the provision of quality services and customer satisfaction.

GBB is a public enterprise of the Federal Government that was established to provide a common platform for the provision of network connectivity and other transversal services to the public sector. It also has the objective of delivering connectivity and digital access that will enable relevant solutions to governance and other underserved communities and locations in Nigeria.

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