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MDXi Makes Fresh N2.5bn Investment at Lekki Data Centre




MDXi, a MainOne’s subsidiary, has announced plans to make additional N2.5bn investment on it Lekki Data Centre expansion this year.

General Manager of the MDXI, Mr. Gbenga Adegbiji disclosed this while fielding questions from ICT journalists on Friday during a tour of the West Africa’s largest full scale data center facility offering colocation, wholesale deployments, interconnection and cloud services.

General Manager of the MDXI, Mr. Gbenga Adegbiji (2nd right) leading ICT journalists on tour of the facilities

Adegbiji said that the fresh investment drives would enable the data centre expand to 600 racks; investment till date is $35 million out of the planned $40 Million.

He described MDXi as the gold standard for data center real estate in the region as it develops a data center ecosystem spanning facilities in Lagos, Sagamu, Accra, Cote D’Ivoire and Senegal.

newly purchased racks by MDXi

“Today, MDXi is best in class infrastructure, built to TIA 942 & Uptime Institute Tier III Standards; the West Africa’s only Tier III facility with PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and 9001 certifications.

“As a matter of fact, PCI DSS ensures MDXI is the natural choice for financial institutions who must guarantee secure card infrastructure”, the General Manager said.

MDXI is also rated as West Africa’s premier resilient, vendor-neutral data center; only data center with direct connections to 4 submarine cables within 10km: ACE, WACS, Glo 1, MainOne.

the floors being prepared for the installation of new racks

With its Data Center and submarine cable, MainOne operates a central hub supporting West Africa’s connectivity, cloud and data center needs

“MDXI is the only content aggregator hosting global OTTs in Nigeria. MDXI  fully compliant with financial sector 20km distance diversity between primary and secondary DC. MDXI is West Africa’s Telehouse, with proven competence to interconnect major network, content and financial providers

“Collocating in MDXI gives your organisation access to the largest ecosystem of interconnected networks, services and applications in Nigeria

“MDXI customers have direct access to all major telecom carrier and ISP networks in West Africa, with interconnections at multiple peering exchanges (Nigeria, Ghana, Amsterdam, London). MDXI is the home of West Africa’s biggest internet exchange, IXPN

“MDXI to invest N2.5bn in Lekki DC expansion, and build largest full scale data center ecosystem across West Africa; investment till date is $35 million out of the planned $40 Million.

Power not an issue

“MDXI is only Data center to guarantee 100% power uptime availability. Power efficiency via dedicated feed and power transmission line; highest public power availability for any commercial facility in Nigeria,” the GM explained.

the roofing fitted with advanced cooling and smook detector technologies

He added that MDXI is Nigeria’s only eco-friendly Data Center with lowest Carbon footprint.

Policy friendly and fully aligned with Power Sector privatisation efforts.