Rack Centre Wins Beacon of ICT Awards

Africa’s premium carrier neutral data centre, Rack Centre, has emerged winner of the annual Beacon of ICT awards. The company clinched the annual awards for the third consecutive year.

For the third year running it is the winner of the ‘IT Infrastructure Provider of the Year (Data Centre)’ category, and the second year running, winner of the ‘ICT Infrastructure Provider of the Year’.

Mr. Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack Centre in 2016 won the ICT Personality of the Year and delivered the year’s Distinguished Lecture on the subject “Data Centre as Kiln of Industrialisation and Transformation”.

The Beacon of ICT award recognises organisations and individuals’ contributions to the development of ICT in Nigeria at an annual event organised by Nigeria’s Communications Week, the country’s leading and respected information and communication technology news medium.

Communications Week said the vote for Rack Centre was a testament to its “talents, innovations, contributions and commitment to the growth of ICT not only in Nigeria but in Africa and a demonstration of the recognition of hard work, sincerity and dedication towards the development of Data Centre industry and ICT infrastructure in Africa”.

Mr. Ayotunde Coker, MD Rack Centre, said he was delighted for Rack Centre to have been selected as finalist by the judges, and to have been voted by the public and IT community for such recognition and prestigious awards, adding “We are grateful and humbled.  We are doing our best to bring world-class infrastructure to underpin technology development in Nigeria and the African continent.

Rack Centre, is the state-of-the-art, Tier III certified carrier neutral data centre offering IT colocation and Cloud services.  It is the most connected Tier III certified and carrier neutral data centre in Africa with all major telco’s, carriers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country connected in situ and direct connection to all undersea cables serving the Atlantic Coast of Africa.  Its Cloud on GroundTM services offers a locally hosted cloud heterogenous marketplace. 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, while enjoying unrivalled reliability and quality.  Tier III certification by Uptime Institute, the global body is the stamp of certified quality and reliability.


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