Rack Centre, Africa’s most connected Tier III Constructed Facility certified data centre, offering carrier neutral colocation services, has been honoured with the prestigious Datacloud Award for regional excellence in the Data Centre Geographical Location category.
The Datacloud Europe Award is globally regarded as the world’s defining accolade for the data centre and cloud industry; the awards recognise the leading individuals and companies shaping the global data economy and honour innovation, service excellence, and diversity.
The Chairman of Broadgroup, parent company of Data Economy Magazine and organiser of the award ceremony Phillip Low commented, “Globally relevant, the Datacloud Awards have yet again both delighted and surprised reflecting the incredible dynamism, talent and spirit that exists in the industry. All of this year’s winners are disrupting and innovating in ways we had never imagined and helping to define new era in the IT infrastructure market’’
The Datacloud Europe award winners are selected by independent panel of judges and Rack Centre was selected ahead of three other European finalists due to its success metrics: 100% uptime since its launch in 2013, consistently exceeding expectations in customer satisfaction, the first carrier neutral colocation data centre provider in Africa to be Tier III Constructed Facility certified by the Uptime Institute and the most connected Tier III data centre in Africa situated in the excellent geophysical location in Lagos.
Speaking shortly after receiving the award, the managing director of Rack Centre, Ayotunde Coker noted, “We are truly proud of this award to Rack Centre representing Nigeria and West Africa. Last year we were finalist in one category, and this year, finalist in two categories and selected as winner by an august panel of judges.”
Colocating within Rack Centre allows companies to avoid fixed infrastructure investments and to leave the growing complexity of managing power and environmental issues to specialists.
Rack Centre is 100% owned by Jagal, a Nigerian conglomerate holding that operates leading energy businesses and manages a diverse portfolio of investments.