UK Envoy on Trade and Investments visits Rack Centre, Applauds strides

The Rack Centre recently hosted Peter Carter, the British Deputy High Commissioner Lagos, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria and Angola Mr. David Heath MP alongside a business delegation comprising from the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

Rack Centre is the first and only Tier III certified vendor neutral data centre in all of West and North Africa offering colocation services.

The technology invested in at Rack Centre is a state of the art modular data centre infrastructure that ensures optimization of power and cooling technologies to provide power utilization efficiencies unseen before in this region of the world.

During a tour of the facility by the delegation, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Peter Carter, was impressed by the technology implemented, the quality of the facility and the craftsmanship that went into the design and build of the data centre facility.

Mr. Peter Carter remarked on stepping into the data centre, “I actually felt I was in a facility in the UK and not in Nigeria as I’ve never seen anything like this here”.

Mr. Peter Carter was also very impressed that the technology showcased was designed and fabricated in the UK having passed through a rigorous approval inspection testing and certification by the British Board of Agrément.

With increasing availability of intercontinental fibre cables in Nigeria and the resulting improvement in broadband Internet services, data centres are a core area for growth in the Information Technology industry.

There therefore is a need for world-class data centres providing high availability of services and multiple connectivity options And Rack Centre has taken a lead in this space by delivering West Africa’s first truly world-class colocation data centre.

The UK Prime Minister’s Trade envoy to Nigeria and Angola, Mr. David Heath MP, was impressed that such a facility exists in Nigeria and emphasized the need to showcase Rack Centre and the services provided to UK businesses interested in having operations in Nigeria.

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