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Data Center Infrastructure: MDXi to spend N2.5bn in 2018

Acclaimed eco-friendly data center in West Africa, the MDXi has voted to spend the sum of N2.5 billion for the 2018 financial year on infrastructure development, reports ITRealms.

Disclosing this to ITRealms at the weekend, during a media tour of MDXi by the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) in Lagos, the General Manager, MDXi, Mr. Gbenga Adegbiji, said, this would enable the fortification of the data centre and create room for expansion, mostly at its Lekki office.

Adegbiji also declared that MDXi has assumed the West Africa’s largest data center facility offering colocation, wholesale deployments, interconnection and cloud services.

The latest investment inflow, he said, would facilitate the anticipated expansion of the data centre to 600 racks from its current 300 racks; having invested some $35 million, about N12,635,000,000.00 till date, just as they planned to increase this to $40 million.

He further disclosed plans to create facilities in Sagamu, another suburb of Lagos, Accra in Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire in Abdijan as well as in Senegal, as Adegbiji showed the media practitioners some newly purchased rack cooling system ready for installation.

Currently, he said, MDXi is best in class infrastructure, built to TIA 942 and Uptime Institute Tier III standards, thus remain the West Africa’s only Tier III facility with Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) in addition to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO 27001 and 9001) certifications.

“As a matter of fact, PCI-DSS ensures MDXi is the natural choice for financial institutions who must guarantee secure card infrastructure,” he declared, revealing that 90 per cent of financial institutions in the country are linked and hosted with MDXi.

He insisted that MDXi has been rated as the West Africa’s premier resilient, vendor-neutral data center; maintaining that it’s the only data center with direct connections to 4 submarine cables within 10 kilometer (km) namely the African Coast to Europe (ACE), West Africa Cable System (WACS), Glo 1, and MainOne.

Reiterating that MDXi is the most environmentally, friendly data centre in West Africa determined to save environment approximately 18 tonnes of Carbon dioxide (chemical formula CO 2) and other dangerous gas emissions per annum, therefore, most Eco-friendly data centre in Nigeria.


“Policy-friendly and fully aligned with power sector privatization efforts in Nigeria,” he said.

Chuks Egbune/GEE

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