This comes less than three weeks after Acronis also launched a Cyber Cloud Data Center in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa, both one of 111 new facilities being built by the company.
The centre provides service provider partners with access to a comprehensive set of cyber security solutions upon which they can develop new services while providing their clients with speedier access, consistent data availability, and data sovereignty.
The opening of the Nigerian data center is part of its goal to ensure service providers will have no trouble meeting the ever-changing compliance, data sovereignty, and performance requirements they and their clients face.
Chidi Oliseowe, team lead, Madonna Systems Nigeria Limited said: “Today the world depends so much on data to the point where we can say data is life, and data security cannot be overemphasised. We at Madonna Systems are so proud to be associated with Acronis, a foremost leader in cyber protection. With the opening of their new Data Centre in Nigeria, Acronis demonstrates its level of commitment to the Africa Market.”
With the new data centre in Nigeria, local service providers will have a place within the nation where they may store business-critical data for their clients. Managed service providers (MSPs) will also benefit from the entire spectrum of managed cloud solutions and cyber security solutions accessible through the Acronis Cyber Cloud platform.
“A local presence is a necessity for modern cloud businesses and we are proud to deliver the Acronis Cyber Cloud Data Center in Nigeria,” said Peter French, regional general manager, Middle East & Africa at Acronis.
“Now, Nigerian companies, and businesses from neighbour countries too, will be able to store their strategic data locally while being backed by a global partner who is on standby 24/7/365 to address any issues,” French added.
“We have been an Acronis partner since 2017 and we do not see our company partnering with anyone else. It is the only cyber protection company with integrated cyber security and data protection (with backup for OEMs). Acronis building a data centre in Nigeria is a huge milestone for the industry in Nigeria. In-country data security has been a priority for most organizations in Nigeria, and the idea of a DC locally will definitely help partners like us add more value to our end users’ infrastructure,” said Joel Friday, senior sales manager, Promethean Consulting Limited
In an event that took place at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, industry leaders and special guests all gathered to celebrate, including Tony Ojobo, President of the Board of Trustees of the ICT Foundation and Former Public Affairs Director of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Service providers interested in learning more about the benefits and prospects offered by the Acronis Cyber Cloud platform can contact our local team in Africa.