TechInAfrica — MainOne, a network and internet service provider, has announced to expand its data center brand, MDXi into Accra, Ghana. A new data center facility is prepared to serve at the end of 2020 in Appolonia City.
The new data center will serve the demand for colocation and interconnection services for both locals and multinationals companies that progressively increases. The businesses require shared services facilities for their ICT resources in preeminent facilities.
It will provide businesses the chance to host infrastructure facility that has high-level availability and full connectivity with a global network of customers, partners, and suppliers.
This ensures 24/7 online service delivery for businesses. MDXi’s leading infrastructure will have private data center suites, enterprise-grade 24/7 multi-level security and video surveillance, precision cooling, safety and fire suppression systems with multiple redundancies built into the power, cooling, and security infrastructure.
The facility will offer open-access connectivity options to all telecom networks in Ghana and direct access to MainOne and other submarine cable systems. The facility will also supply access to multiple Internet Exchanges comprising the GIXA (Ghana), IXPN (Nigeria), LINX (London), DECIX (Frankfurt/Lisbon), and Cote d’Ivoire Internet Exchange (CIVIX), as well as the West Africa Internet Exchange (WAF-IX).
“As an organization committed to providing broadband infrastructure solutions across West Africa, we are excited to make this investment to support the digitization journey of our customers with the new data center facility,” said Kazeem Oladepo, Regional Executive of MainOne in an occasion.
“Over the past few years, we have grown our business in Ghana to serve major enterprises and we are delighted to bring our world-class data center expertise to deepen the Ghanaian market. The Ghanaian economy continues to build industrial capacity to show strong economic growth and we need to deploy our best solutions to service the market.”
MDXi data center in Lekki, Lagos-Nigeria, is the largest commercial data center in West Africa. It is designed with a focus on high availability, security, and open-access connectivity.
Regarding the expansion, Gbenga Adegbiji, Director of MDXi stated, “Based on our strong track record as the preferred commercial data center in West Africa, it is with great pleasure that we announce the expansion of our MDXi footprint in Ghana. This expansion will see MDXi contributing to the growth of the local economy by providing jobs, enhancing capacity development and economic growth. Most importantly, it ensures that we are fully equipped and positioned to serve more businesses in Ghana as the region continues to grow its digital economy.”
This expansion will have impact on the city, as Bright Owosu-Amofah, CEO of Appolonia City, put it, “the city’s innovative vision to drive industrialization and social infrastructure has been made possible through partnerships like MainOne and its subsidiary company MDXi, whose data center infrastructure will play a major role towards the economic growth and viability of Appolonia City, and also be the backbone for a connected ICT ecosystem. We look forward to witnessing the future of Appolonia City businesses being locally hosted and digitally empowered.”