All I can say now is wow !!!! I have waited for this one for a long, long time and it’s finally here. According to them they have launched their new premier Tier III Lekki datacenter to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa. A whole new subsidiary called MDX-i is responsible for the datacenter which appears to be the largest in the land.

The most interesting news for me about this facility is that despite being in Lekki, a location many regard as being highly prone to flooding, the new facility in certified by the Uptime Institute as a Tier III datacenter bringing to two the number of such datacenters in the country, amazing stuff, only a few years back we had none, now we have two :-)

Speaking at the launch, the Chairman of MainOne, Fola Adeola reiterated the company’s commitment to nurture the growth and impact of the Internet ecosystem through the provision of high-quality infrastructure to power businesses and governments across West Africa.

Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke Opeke referred to the facility as the largest and best-connected datacenter in West Africa, I don’t know what she means by “best-connected” though. Does she mean because they have a direct connection to their submarine cables or because they have multiple connections to several service providers?

MDX-i’s Tier III Lekki Datacenter is the first of many planned datacenters by the company in Nigeria. It is a N7 Billion investment and has capacity for 600 racks.

Check out this really neat video I found of the facility under construction and interviews with some of their key staff talking about the facility. Interestingly, their head of projects who appears in this video and I both attended the same datacenter certified professional training organised by Capitoline a few years back :-)

The Making of MDX-i: West Africa’s premier Tier III Datacenter