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Monday, May 15, 2017

Constructed Facility: Rack Centre gets Tier III certification

Acclaimed Sub Sahara Africa’s premium data facility, Rack Centre has attained the Tier III Tier Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute, reports ITRealms.

With this certification, ITRealms reports that Rack Centre has joined the elite data centres in the world-over to be certified and the first in the West African sub-region.

Rack Centre, a co-location services provider, said the TCCF certification was achieved after a thorough forensic assessment of all aspects of Rack Centre’s facilities and operations by Uptime Institute experts team from the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK).

Affirming this, the Managing Director, Rack Centre, Mr Ayotunde Coker, told ITRealms that Uptime Institute is the global authority for data centre certification through its Tier Certification framework and the standard it sets is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and international best practices in data centre design, construction and operations.

This certification, he therefore said, demonstrates that Rack Centre facility and all its data centre elements are built as per the original Tier III design and engineering specifications and validates that it is meeting the defined availability of concurrent maintainability.

“we are delighted that Rack Centre has achieved this certification by such a respected and distinguished global body as the Uptime Institute.  We are passionate that we have attained one of the highest standards and achieving the Uptime Institute Tier III TCCF certification validates this, and demonstrates to our existing and future customers, that here in Nigeria, we are meeting the highest standards at the global level.  Rack Centre is the most connected Tier III certified and truly carrier neutral data centre in Africa.  We are proud of this achievement,” he said.

For the Managing Director, EMEA, Uptime Institute, Mr Phil Collerton, Rack Centre  certification clearly demonstrates commitment to its customers and unwavering focus on not only designing but also building a world class facility that meets the most demanding requirements.

“This data centre will continue to underpin the region’s economic development as more businesses and people join the digital ecosystem while also strengthening Rack Centres’ position as a highly resilient infrastructure hub for connectivity partners and end customers in the region,” he said.

ITRealms recalls that Rack Centre based in Oregun, Lagos, Nigeria and owned by Jagal, a Nigerian conglomerate holding that operates leading energy businesses and manages a diverse portfolio of investments is a state of the art data centre offering carrier neutral colocation services and provides over 6000 sqm (65,000sqft) of energy efficient and secure centre. A modular scalable data centre, currently with 255 racks and scalable to 3000 racks at completion, with access to all undersea cables serving Nigeria, ensuring all countries on the Atlantic coast of Africa are connected by a wide choice of high speed fibre.  Rack Centre has consistently maintained 100 per cent uptime since it launched four years ago.

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