Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 43 | Page 45


MainOne unveils new data centre in Accra

M ainOne , global provider of connectivity , cloud and data centre solutions in West Africa has launched the Appolonia Data Centre of its subsidiary , MDXi .

The new facility which is located 20 kilometres from the centre of Accra , Ghana will expand MainOne ’ s already robust infrastructure and service profile in West Africa . The data centre was built to cater to the increasing demand for colocation and interconnection services by multinationals and businesses seeking shared services for their ICT resources in a world-class facility .
Gbenga Adegbiji , Chief Operating Officer , MDXi , stated : “ Appolonia Data Centre is a state of the art facility that is being built to the highest standards required for today ’ s digital infrastructure and consistent with the MainOne brand . With the assurance of high quality of service designed to meet business requirements for digital colocation and cloud infrastructure , the Appolonia ( Accra ) Data Centre will provide a highly secured , resilient and scalable solution for our customers .’’
Adegbiji added : “ The operations of the Uptime Tier III certified Appolonia Data Centre will be based on the global MDXI standard operating procedures ( SOP ) which have been proven with 100 % facility uptime of the Lekki Data Centre since its launch in 2015 .”
Launched in June 2021 , the 100-rack Appolonia Data Centre offers customers the opportunity to host infrastructure in a facility guaranteed to provide high levels of availability and rich connectivity with a global network of customers , partners and suppliers thus ensuring 24 by 7 online delivery of services to businesses .
“ We established this data centre in Ghana to bring the highly sought services which MainOne is known for closer to institutions in the country ,” said Emmanuel Kwarteng ,
Country Manager , MainOne Ghana . “ We are confident that the data centre will not only deliver state-of-the-art services , but also create jobs and ultimately contribute to the economic growth of Ghana .”
According to MainOne , all data centre staff are directly employed by the company and are trained on the latest technology deployed to keep the data centre running smoothly . In addition , there are staff dedicated to monitoring all critical systems in the data centre to ensure that proactive actions are taken to guarantee availability on 24X7X365 basis .
The Appolonia Data Centre has also been fitted with high-definition CCTV motion detection cameras , laser-based perimeter intrusion detection systems and three levels of security barriers before access to computer rooms . Access to the data centre is restricted to pre-authorised individuals with identification only and there is an access management system to record access history for audit purposes .
A dedicated service delivery team assists customers with onboarding and ongoing service management . Remote hands and eyes support services are available for customers to troubleshoot or perform various maintenance activities to ensure their equipment operates as expected while allowing our customers focus on their core business . •