The first acclaimed Tier IV design certified datacenter in West Africa is set to commence commercial services in the month of July 2019.
Etix Accra #1, will be the first operational Tier IV certified data center in West Africa.
The Tier certification from the Uptime Institute guarantees to customers an infrastructure, a capacity, and processes in place to provide a truly maximum level of availability.
Constructed under a strategic partnership between Etix Everywhere, Ngoya, and AIG, the fully ready for service datacenter will be managed commercially by AIG-Medallion while the technical operations will be managed by Etix Everywhere.
While taking anchor clients on a tour of the datacenter, the CEO of AIG, Dr Samuel Ankrah, stated that the solar powered datacenter will have the best availability in the sub-region having power availability of 99.99682%, with datacenter specifications including:
- 3 independent generators,
- 3 independent UPS,
- 3 independent switchboard,
- 3 independent cooling systems, and
- World class access control and intrusion detection system.
The carrier neutral datacenter provides full transmission redundancies with fiber connections from four different routes including multiple aerial and underground fibers from multiple metro and long distance providers.
The site is concurrently maintainable.
Throwing more insight into the operation of the datacenter, Dr. Ankrah indicated that the track record of project partners ensures the datacenter will not only be the best facility in the sub-region in terms of infrastructure but also in terms of operations.
Etix builds and operates the best multi-tenant carrier neutral datacenters that meets and surpasses all required specifications for efficient service delivery.
Medallion Communications operates the most connected datacenter in the West African sub-region having as its clients all major service providers in the region.
The expertise of Medallion in efficient datacenter services delivery is vital to ensuring our clients get the best value for the services they will access at the datacenter.
Echoing the statements by Dr. Ankrah, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications Limited, Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, stated that the official opening of the Etix Accra #1 datacenter will lead to localization of content within the region, promote regional connectivity, promote security of data, enhance the quality of service delivery to the subscribers in the region, and generate employment.