Africa: Future data architecture beginning to fall into place – Internet Exchange Points and Data Centers
However, the mind-set change required to see data centers as essential part of operating a data network is slow in coming. One small neutral data centre operator told us in some frustration:”If their office building hasn’t burnt down yet, they can’t see the point.”
But the global relationships that will improve data center delivery are beginning to fall into place. Nigerian international cable Main One has a Tier 3 power rated rack space that is connected to a backbone, via diverse physical and logical network paths. This week it became part of the International Data Centre Group (IDC-G), the first global data center alliance with 33 carrier neutral data centres across 5 continents.
Beyond the existing facilities, the company is actively planning the construction of additional data centres in Lagos.
Source: Balancing Act Africa