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Business urged to adopt cloud to retain growth

02 November 2015, 18:23Okoro Chinedu

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 MainOne.

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 customers.

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 “Our Cloud 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 geographic specialization.

Together, Microsoft and MainOne have partnered to implement an Enterprise ready infrastructure platform in Nigeria that includes Azure-enabled scenarios.

“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

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