Rack Centre Doubles Capacity to 1.5MW at Its West Africa Data Center

Rack Centre, a West Africa based carrier neutral data center colocation provider offering direct connection to all 5 undersea cables serving the South Atlantic Coast of Africa and every country on the Atlantic coast of Africa, has completed the doubling of its IT load capacity to 1.5 MW at its LGS 1 site in Lagos, Nigeria. It provides an extra 600 square meters of data center white space to cloud providers, content providers, and other business clients.

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The Rack Centre data center expansion is the first stage of a trajectory that is in process to add an additional 13MW of IT load capacity available for operation in 2022 at the same site in Lagos, Nigeria.

Uptime Institute Certified in 2017

Photo Dr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director of Rack Centre
“The Lagos Campus data center has grown to be the largest carrier neutral digital infrastructure hub in West Africa and West Central Africa, halving the latency of data transfer from South Africa to Europe and the USA,” said Dr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director of Rack Centre.

Two redundant and independent meet-me rooms (MMRs), three fiber entry routes into the facility, and an open access mast for connectivity providers are all part of the recently built LGS 1 data center complex.

“The Lagos Campus data center has grown to be the largest carrier neutral digital infrastructure hub in West Africa and West Central Africa, halving the latency of data transfer from South Africa to Europe and the USA,” said Dr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director of Rack Centre. “All undersea cables are directly connected, so all countries on the Atlantic coast of Africa are directly connected. We have achieved a track record of 100% uptime since launch and gained an unprecedented list of high-profile global accolades for an African data center company, the most recent being winner of the prestigious Excellence in Data Centre Award at the 2021 DataCloud Global Awards, which was held digitally and has customarily been held in Monaco. In addition, Rack Centre has set the bar for quality in Africa, being the first carrier neutral company to be Constructed Facility Certified by the Uptime Institute in April 2017.”

Rack Centre was founded in 2012. The company stated in March 2020 that Actis, a UK private equity firm, and Convergence Partners, an Africa technology private equity firm, had acquired a majority interest in the company, with Jagal maintaining a key investor.

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