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Rack Centre LGS1 Data Centre Expansion wins DCD award

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Rack Centre DCD Awards 2021

Rack Centre, the leading carrier neutral data centre colocation provider in West Africa, has emerged the winner at the Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) global award, the first for the Middle East and Africa Data Centre Development Award category.

The recognition was accorded to its LGS1 data centre doubling expansion project at its Lagos, Nigeria Campus, further serving cloud providers, content providers, and enterprise customers with expansion to 1.5 MW of IT load, the largest and most connected carrier neutral in data centre colocation provider in West Africa..

The award winning LGS1 data centre expansion project offers the most comprehensive interconnection and peering platform with its ecosystem of over 40 carriers, ISP and Content Delivery Networks.

It provides two redundant, independent, and diverse meet-me rooms, three fibre entry routes into the facility and an open access mast for connectivity providers and customer connectivity resiliency.

The DCD judges selected Rack Centre LGS1 capacity doubling project over other entrants in the Middle East and Africa naming the project as the largest carrier neutral data centre deployment in West Africa.

The DCD attesting to the complexity involved in construction and completion of the expansion of the   LGS1, said Rack Centre has within the Middle East and Africa regions “pushed the boundaries of design and construction in the context of specific local requirements and challenges”. Hence the decision to award the “Data Centre Development Award” to Rack Centre LGS1, West Africa’s largest Carrier Neutral Data Centre.

In its 15th year milestone, the iconic DCD award, often referred to as the “Oscars of the data centre industry”, is a global award recognising excellence in the data centre industry and celebrates the people, teams and projects that went above and beyond the normal.

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Dr Ayotunde Coker, managing director of Rack Centre, said, “We are delighted at winning such a prestigious and sought after award. This is the third consecutive award for Rack Centre at the DCD Awards, unprecedented for any Africa data centre company. The Lagos campus is currently the most significant carrier neutral digital infrastructure hub in West Africa, with comprehensive carrier neutral ecosystem benefits with over 40 carriers/internet service providers and a diverse vendor neutral Cloud marketplace.

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Dr Ayotunde Coker, managing director of Rack Centre 

This award is a testament to our quality of delivery and track record of outstanding customer service.”

More about Rack Centre

Founded in 2012, Rack Centre is the only carrier neutral Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre in Africa and focuses solely on providing best in class data centre colocation services and unrestricted interconnect between carriers and customers. 

This gives customers a technically superior, physically more secure and lower cost environment for their information systems.

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Rack Centre’s carrier neutrality allows customers to manage traffic to get better value, lower latency and higher resilience, and creates an open market for partnerships between customers, networks, cloud and content providers, the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria and managed service providers. 

Rack Centre clients include 40 telecommunication carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), global Tier 1 networks and pan Africa international carriers, including direct connection to all 5 undersea cables serving the South Atlantic Coast of Africa and every country on the Atlantic coast of Africa. 

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