MainOne, the leading provider of wholesale connectivity solutions and colocation services in West Africa, is expanding its digital footprint in Ghana with the launch of its Data Center located in Appolonia City.
Located 20km from the centre of Accra, the 100-rack facility 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 reliable service delivery to businesses within and outside Ghana.
Africanus Mensah, Chairman, MainOne Ghana, said: “We are confident that this world-class data center will positively impact business growth and human capital development in Ghana as it expands the frontiers of the digital revolution and transformation in the country.”
The new data centre, which will be managed by MDXi, a subsidiary of MainOne, offers open access connectivity options to all the leading telecom networks in Ghana and direct access to MainOne and other submarine cable systems.
It offers access to various Internet Exchanges, including the GIX (Ghana), IXPN (Nigeria), LINX (London), DECIX (Frankfurt/Lisbon), and Cote d’Ivoire Internet Exchange (CIVIX), as well as the West Africa Internet Exchange (WAF-IX).
Also speaking about the launch event, Emmanuel Kwarteng, MainOne Country Manager, Ghana, noted: “MainOne is positioned to meet the secure data storage needs of organisations. We have spared no effort at making the new data center conform to the highest of international standard, and one of our primary goals is to also use our secure data center as a medium to support Ghana’s economic growth by leveraging homebred talent, expertise and skills.”
The data centre, which features private data centre suites, enterprise-grade 24×7 multi-level security and video surveillance, precision cooling, safety and fire suppression systems with multiple redundancies built into the power, cooling and security infrastructure, is an addition to MDXi’s list of data centres that have provided exceptional services for almost a decade in West Africa.