Medallion Data Centre has unveiled a second Data Centre in Lagos, called the LOS2 Data Centre, designed to accommodate more customers’ data, having reached full rack capacity with its first Data Centre facility, located in Lagos.
Speaking at the unveiling of LOS2 Data Centre in Lagos, the CEO, Medallion Data Centre, Ikechukwu Nnamani, said: “We are pleased with the commissioning of our new data centre in Lagos, called LOS2 Data Centre, which is a Tier 111 Data Centre that comes with one mega watts Information Technology (IT) Load facility. The new Tier 111 Data Centre will help us to extend the current peering and connectivity process we had in LOS1, our first data centre facility in Lagos that has reached its full rack capacity. We decided to build a second Data Centre facility to accommodate more customers’ data.”
He said the company had commenced preparation for the building of a third Data Centre facility in Lagos to accommodate the ever-growing needs of Data Centre customers.
Giving insight about the size of Data Centre market in Nigeria, Nnamani said the market remained large and accommodating to all operators, whom he said, were just scratching the surface of the Data Centre market in Nigeria.
Vice President, Market Development at Digital Realty Group, Mike Collins, said the LOS1 Data Centre facility played host to several organizations, including the Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria, and that there was need to expand the facility to accommodate more players.
“It is exciting now that we are able to build and expand on the LOS1 Data Centre facility and ready for our customers to continue to grow and expand their business and to also help make the internet infrastructure in Nigeria stronger and better,” Collins said.
According to him, there has been high demand from existing customers to expand our data centre in Nigeria as the economy grows, and as people use mobile and social media more.