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Rack Centre wins for third time Beacon of ICT awards


Rack Centre, Africa’s premium carrier neutral data centre has emerged winner for the third year in the annual Beacon of ICT awards.

Mr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre, in 2016 won the ICT Personality of the Year and delivered the year’s Distinguished Lecture on the subject “Data Centre as Kiln of Industrialisation and Transformation”.

The Beacon of ICT award recognises organisation and individual contribution to the development of ICT in Nigeria, is an annual event organised by Nigeria’s Communications Week, the country’s leading and respected information and communication technology news medium.

Communications Week in the announcements towards the 2017 awards said Rack Centre vote was a testament to its “talents, innovations, contributions and commitment to the growth of the ICT not only in Nigeria but in Africa and a demonstration of the recognition of hard work, sincerity and dedication towards the development of Data Centre industry and ICT infrastructure in Africa.’’

In his remarks, Coker expressed delight for Rack Centre to have been selected as finalist by the judges, and to have then been voted by the public and IT community for such recognition and prestigious awards; we are grateful and humbled.

According to him, “We are doing our best to bring world class infrastructure to underpin technology developments in Nigeria and the African continent”.

Business Hilights recalls that Rack Centre, is the state-of-the-art, Tier III certified carrier neutral datacentre offering IT colocation and Cloud services.  It is the most connected Tier III certified and carrier neutral data centre in Africa with all major Telco’s, carriers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country connected in situ and direct connection to all undersea cables serving the Atlantic Coast of Africa.  Its Cloud on GroundTM services offers a locally hosted cloud heterogenous marketplace. Colocating within Rack Centre allows companies to avoid fixed infrastructure investments and to leave the growing complexity of managing power and environmental issues to specialists, while enjoying unrivalled reliability and quality.  Tier III certification by Uptime Institute, the global body is the stamp of certified quality and reliability.