Lagos – Nigerian companies have been
encouraged to adopt data center colocation and enterprise cloud solutions to
thwart economic challenges facing businesses in emerging markets.
The call came at a seminar MainOne, the local technology
firm, and Microsoft, the multinational corporation, who stressed the benefits
of such solutions include cost savings and high availability.
Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Funke Opeke urged
Chief Information Officers and other technology decision-makers to take
advantage of such services, leveraging the cloud expertise of Microsoft on the
Azure platform and the high availability of the MDX-i data center, owned by
She noted that Tier III rated MDX-i is the only data
center colocation facility in Nigeria that has received the PCI DSS and ISO
9001 and 27001 certifications, which are critical to ensuring data security for
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Infrastructure as a service ensures quick provisioning of ICT solutions for
businesses, thus improving their time to deploy new applications and services.
This affords our customers lower deployment costs and streamlined expenses to
enable them focus more on their core business,” she said at the
MainOne/Microsoft Enterprise Seminar.
Business Group Director (Cloud & Enterprise)
Microsoft Nigeria, Oluyomi Alarape, said MainOne was a member of an elite list
of Cloud OS Network partners who deliver Microsoft-validated solutions and
Together, Microsoft and MainOne have partnered to
implement an Enterprise ready infrastructure platform in Nigeria that includes
“You gain the peace of mind knowing that
solutions deployed with MainOne are supported by Microsoft, thus minimizing
risk and simplifying your move to the cloud with data domiciliation in
Nigeria. As trusted advisors, the
partners are also available locally to lend their technology expertise to you
while providing other services such as connectivity that improve the quality of
your solution,” Alarape said.
- CAJ News