MainOne, a provider of connectivity and data center solutions in West Africa, has unveiled its new open access, carrier-neutral, Uptime Tier III standards Data Center, AB1.2, in VITIB, Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire. The new data center, which will be operational in November 2023, will offer increased capacity, security, and reliability for customers in the region.
The Company has been providing world-class connectivity, colocation, and interconnection services to meet the technological needs of customers in Cote d’Ivoire since the landing of its submarine cable and the launch of its first data center in 2019. The company is now expanding its data center capacity to further enable digital transformation, foster innovation, and support the growing demand for data processing, storage, and connectivity in Cote d’Ivoire and Francophone West Africa.
Etienne Kouadio Doh, MainOne’s Country Manager in Cote D’Ivoire, proffers his view on the anticipated launch of the new data center by explaining that, “With this launch of our new data center in Cote d’Ivoire, we are entering an exciting phase of transformation for businesses as it delivers a great opportunity to welcome more customers into our rich digital ecosystem, interconnected to the major digital players in the region and delivering 100% uptime connectivity to internet. We expect this state-of-the-art facility to become a catalyst for digital innovation, providing a robust infrastructure for enterprises to thrive, and further reinforcing Cote d’Ivoire as the digital hub for the Francophone West African region.”
The company’s data center capacity in Cote d’Ivoire is growing to host more customers and offer them a range of enterprise-grade digital solutions with access to global services and internet exchanges, such as the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) that is located at the data center. The data center has advanced security systems, cutting-edge technologies, global certifications, in-country expert support and the region’s largest interconnected ecosystem to ensure optimal performance. Customers will also benefit from the company’s acquisition by Equinix, which will allow them to connect to over 240 data centers in 32 countries around the world through secure and dedicated interconnection services at the data center via the Equinix platform.