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West Africa-Based Tech Firm, MDXI Becomes Most Certified Data Center in Nigeria

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MDXI, a leading Data Centre and subsidiary of Nigeria-based information and technology company, MainOne, has received its Tier III Constructed Facility Certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute.

MDXI’s facility in Lekki is the premier commercial Data Center in West Africa, built to meet the rapidly growing demand for tech-based services such as Colocation, Managed Hosting and Cloud services within the region. It is famous for providing access to multiple Internet exchange points in Nigeria, Ghana, Amsterdam, and London.

With its new milestone, MDXI becomes the leading Data center in West Africa with the top 5 certifications in the industry.

The tech firm now has Tier III Constructed Facility certification, TCCF; the PCI-DSS certification which certifies the Data center to process payment card information; the SAP Infrastructure Services license which certifies the Data Center as ideal for running SAP applications; and infrastructure, and ISO 27001 and 9001 certifications.

This TCCF certification is awarded by the Uptime Institute as a performance-based evaluation of a data centre’s concurrently maintainable site infrastructure. Tier Certification of Constructed Facility is a progression from Tier Certification of Design Documents (TCDD) and goes beyond the review of paper designs to rigorous on-site testing to root out discrepancies between the actual installation and design.

The multiple certifications of MainOne’s MDXI demonstrate compliance to globally accepted standards on high availability, commitment towards the security and protection of the information assets of the company and its customers, and provides assurance of the quality of the Data Centre’s infrastructure and ability to react to disruptions due to unplanned activities.

Gbenga Adegbiji, General Manager of MDXI, announcedhis July, stating that the certification further validates the company’s investment in critical infrastructure to grow West Africa’s Digital Economy.

“With the increased recognition of Africa as home of fast growing economies, it is important that we have the infrastructure required to establish, enhance and sustain effective business performance in today’s global digital economy,” Adegbiji explained.

“Outsourcing of Data Center services to a reputable provider such as MDXI ensures businesses can adopt more cost effective models of consuming technology to allow increased focus on business development and growth. As we build a data centre ecosystem spanning facilities across West Africa, we plan to launch new Tier III data centres in Sagamu, by Q4 2018, Ghana in 2019 and Cote I’voire in 2020,” he continued.

“We congratulate MainOne’s Data Centre Company, MDXI on receiving their Tier III Constructed Facility Certification Documents,” said Lee Kirby, President of Uptime Institute, upon presentation of the certification award.

“This is indeed a significant step for the region and we look forward to working with them as they build multiple facilities across West Africa,” Kirby added.

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