Africa Data Centres, the largest data center facilities in Africa, made a huge advancement in its extensive growth into Africa by partnering with IXPN, Nigeria’s principal internet exchange point.
According to Dr Angus Hay, Africa Data Centres group executive, IXPN is without a doubt the top internet exchange point in Nigeria and offers Africa Data Centres the connectivity necessary to deliver industry-leading service to customers.
Hence, the partnership will provide Nigerian companies the confidence they need to move their systems into a top-notch data center since they will have access to a connected ecosystem of strategic partners that is highly available, secure, and safe.
Enterprises are moving to the cloud and internet-centric technology in the digital economy, but many find the costs of maintaining their infrastructure, such as backup generators and physical security, to be too high.
However, shared data center resources lower the total cost of ownership while boosting connectivity and availability and presenting new opportunities for collaboration and innovation.
Dr. Angus Hay added that in order to encourage more business agility and scalability, organizations are phasing out their on-premises hardware. To accomplish this, businesses require both a colocation supplier who can serve as a trusted partner and provide outstanding local and global connections, as well as a dependable specialist provider to house their systems.
Without stable Internet access and strong, reliable data centers, effective cloud services cannot be established. The partnership between Africa Data Centres and IXPN is based on this basic tenet: they bring internet peering to the table, while the data center provider provides the local ecosystem for customers.
IXPN, Nigeria’s leading internet exchange provider, enables local content and service providers to link directly for the exchange of local internet traffic rather than having their data travel over vast distances. By putting the content closer to the customer, they are accelerating the speed at which end users can access online resources, leading to considerable increases in business productivity.
“We are excited to partner with Africa Data Centres towards providing an additional point of presence to our members within the new Eko Atlantic City… Our partnership with Africa Data Centres provides our members with access to more peering facilities, particularly in Lagos, which will significantly improve connection performance, lower bandwidth costs, and lower latency for Nigerian internet traffic,” said Muhammed Rudman, IXPN Chief Executive Officer, in a statement.