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Monday, March 07, 2016

Galaxy Backbone obtains Tier III certification for shared services

Leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and services company, Galaxy Backbone Ltd, has obtained the Tier III Certification of Design Documents for her National Shared Services Centre Data Centre (NSSC DC 1) facility from the New York-based Uptime Institute Professional Services (UIPS), reports ITRealms.

A letter to this effect signed by Uptime Institute's Chief Technology Officer, R. Lee Kirby, said this certification recognizes the Galaxy Backbone Ltd – National Shared Services Centre (NSSC DC 1) design, as supporting any planned work on the site infrastructure without disrupting operations.

The Tier III certification is based on the 100% design documents review as submitted by Galaxy and the award is valid till February 18th 2018 subject to the limitations and extension request process set forth by the Institute.

Uptime Institute Professional Services is a US based organization globally renowned for the creation and administration of the tier standards and certifications for data center design, construction, and operational sustainability.

Galaxy Backbone Data Centre (DC) infrastructure is an integral part of the National Shared Services Centre currently under construction. The facility when completed will boast of a 395sqm DC floor space with 112 usable equipment racks and expandable to four times the current capacity (with 3 additional DC floors). The NSSC DC 1 includes an Enterprise MPLS Core, dedicated NOC and Call Centre floors and state-of-the-art IDS2000 modular rack system.  

Group Head, Corporate Services, Galaxy Backbone, Owoicho Igoji, said “With such quality infrastructure in place, Galaxy has invested in a platform that significantly supports the deepening of e-Government initiatives of the current administration.” 

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