Nigeria : Airtel unveils commercial data centre to support businesses

  • 15 April 2022 / News / 497 / Fares RAHAHLIA

Nigeria : Airtel unveils commercial data centre to support businesses

Airtel Nigeria has unveiled its tier three data centre for commercial use with a focus on providing perfect uptime and peerless security for servers it houses as well as cloud services for businesses and government establishments across the country.

Awarded the high-end tier three ANSI/TIA-942 certification by EPI, the world’s leading certification body for data centres, the Airtel ultra-modern data centre runs on superior technology that enables it to perform efficiently in Nigeria’s tropical climate, while also providing multiple paths and backups to its users.

Commenting on the data centre, which was opened on Tuesday, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmenkotil, said the launch is in response to its overarching objective of promoting digital inclusion as well as creating unfettered access and opportunities for entrepreneurs, businesses and other organisations to enjoy premium data centre services in a world-class and reliable facility.

“With over 20 years of extensive telecoms, technological and consumer-empowering operations in Nigeria, we are best positioned to support businesses and government establishments with an incomparable data centre that will help advance commerce and ultimately expand the nation’s economy, driving growth and prosperity for entrepreneurs and consumers,” he stated.

Director, Airtel Business, Airtel Nigeria, Ogo Ofomata, said the telecoms firm is inspiring and pioneering a new wave in Nigeria’s data centre landscape as “we offer a compelling and affordable data centre to both large enterprises and small and medium scale businesses. Through our data centre, businesses will benefit from uninterrupted power and hyper-secure storage for servers and data transmission equipment for various sizes of private and public sector establishments.”

During his tour of the facility, in Lekki, Lagos, Commissioner for Science and Technology, Lagos State, Hakeem Fahm, commended Airtel for its investment in the development of science and technology in Lagos State, noting that the Airtel data centre aligns with the State’s mega city plan, especially regarding the government’s aspirations in technology.

“I commend the management of Airtel Nigeria for their impactful contributions in Lagos

State and the country at large, thanks to their innovative drive in Technology,” he said, adding that, “this data centre has further contributed to placing the State as a technology hub in the country at large.”

The Airtel Data Centre would begin full operations immediately. The tier 3 data centre possesses multiple paths for power and cooling, as well as redundant systems that allow staff to work on the setup without taking it offline.

The Airtel data centre is positioned to power vast financial, communications, and other forms of enterprises in Nigeria.