Vodacom Business, a leading telecommunication service provider in the Nigerian market has teamed up with Rack Center, a data center service provider. This partnership is said to construct a neutral data center facility in Nigeria.

Sources say that Rack Center has agreed to provide a carrier data center infrastructure to Vodacom Business, triggering a massive collocation facility in Nigeria. This Tier3 collocation facility is said to be a complete redundant system with about 99.995% of uptime and 96 hours of power outage protection.

Rack Center Africa is a subsidiary company of the Jagal group.

Speaking on the partnership, the Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria, Mr. Guy Clarke said, “As an organization, we continuously seek out innovations that will impact positively on the industry. By teaming up with Rack Centre Africa to build Nigeria’s first Carrier Neutral data centre we are recognizing the power of shared infrastructure which is key to supporting the growth of broadband and the adoption of cloud services in Nigeria.

“This initiative will benefit multiple service providers and operators and I am excited about the advantages our customers in Nigeria and West Africa will experience as a result. Corporate organizations can now take advantage of the opportunity to warehouse their data in a premium facility that guarantees the highest levels of security and connectivity,” Guy said.

Group Executive Director of Jagal Group, Mr. Maher Jarmakani said, “Vodacom has been very instrumentalin bringing this great innovation to the Nigerian market and we are pleased to have Vodacom as the anchor tenant in this facility.

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