Africa Data Centres is back in the news again. This time the company that describes itself as the largest network of interconnected, carrier and cloud-neutral data centre facilities in Africa has joined forces with Nigeria's principle internet exchange point, IXPN.
The collaboration with IXPN facilitates reliable, secure, connected colocation and cloud migrations for local customers, say the partners.
Dr Angus Hay, Africa Data Centres Group Executive: IT & Partnerships, explains: "The partnership will enable Nigerian entities to migrate their systems into a world-class data centre with total confidence, knowing they will have access to a highly available, secure and connected ecosystem of strategic partners."
Effective cloud services cannot be implemented without stable internet access and robust, reliable data centres. This is the essence of the partnership between Africa Data Centres and IXPN – they bring internet peering to the table, and the data centre provider delivers the local ecosystem for customers.
IXPN, Nigeria's leading internet exchange provider, allows local content and service providers to connect directly for the exchange of local internet traffic rather than having their data travel long distances. IXPN is increasing the speed with which end users can access online resources by bringing the content closer to the customer, resulting in significant improvements in business efficiency.
IXPN Chief Executive Officer Muhammed Rudman says: "We are excited to partner with Africa Data Centres towards providing an additional point of presence to our members within the new Eko Atlantic City. Our partnership with Africa Data Centres provides our members with access to more peering facilities, particularly in Lagos, which will significantly improve connection performance, lower bandwidth costs, and lower latency for Nigerian internet traffic."