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MainOne, SAP collaborate to deliver enterprise solutions for W/Africa

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Leading cable group, Mainone has announced new collaboration with its Tier III data centre, MDXi, and SAP to deliver high-quality cloud and infrastructure operation services for customers running SAP solutions in West Africa.

SAP is a provider of enterprise applications for software and software-related services.

MDXi, which was recently certified by SAP for infrastructure operation services for its solutions, will now be able to host SAP applications for Nigerian businesses, by utilising the company’s in-country enterprise cloud platforms across its private, public and hybrid cloud solutions on a pay-as-you-go basis, according to MainOne.

Speaking at the joint product launch recently, the Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Funke Opeke, said that the ability of MDXi to host and run in-country SAP applications was a game-changer for Nigerian businesses as it would reduce the barriers to leveraging world-class technology during this economic recession.

According to her, this will improve the ease of deployment and ongoing availability of SAP’s suite of enterprise applications to Nigerian companies, with the added advantage of paying in naira.

“Previously, businesses that required enterprise applications from software manufacturers such as SAP had to purchase and install their own hardware in their own data centre, or would have to run the software in data centres outside the country with the attendant issues of forex scarcity and application latency, among others,” Opeke said.

She said, “With our partnership with SAP, businesses in Nigeria can now host their SAP applications in the cloud, locally and on our MDXi SAP certified platform.

“This will speed up time to deploy SAP applications, guarantee a robust operational environment from day one and assure cost-effective subscription charges, backed by premium customer support.”

The Managing Director, SAP West Africa, Kudzai Danha, said, “More than ever, SAP Africa is excited about the certification of MainOne’s data centre as the first infrastructure operation services partner in Nigeria. This means MDXi is now ready and well positioned to support SAP customers who want to innovate and redesign their business processes.


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