Rack Centre bags data centre excellence award in Monaco

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Rack Centre, Africa’s Premium Data Centre and the leading carrier neutral Tier III constructed facility certified colocation data centre provider has been honoured with the prestigious Datacloud Award for regional excellence in the Data Centre Geographical Location category. This was made known in a statement released this week.

According to the statement, Rack Centre emerged winner ahead of three other European finalists after a thorough selection process by independent panel of judges due to its success metrics: 100 percent uptime since its launch in 2013, consistently exceeding expectations in customer satisfaction, the first carrier neutral colocation data centre provider in Africa to be Tier III Constructed Facility certified by the Uptime Institute and the most connected Tier III data centre in Africa situated in the excellent geophysical location in Lagos.

The Datacloud Europe Award organized by Data Economy Magazine is globally regarded as the world’s defining accolade for Data centre and cloud industry; the awards recognise the leading individuals and companies shaping the global data economy and honour innovation, service excellence, and diversity.

Chairman of Broadgroup, parent company of Data Economy Magazine, Mr Phillip Low while speaking, said “globally relevant, the Datacloud Awards have yet again both delighted and surprised reflecting the incredible dynamism, talent and spirit that exists in the industry.

“All of this year’s winners are disrupting and innovating in ways we had never imagined and helping to define new era in the IT infrastructure market,” he said.

The Managing Director of Rack Centre, Ayotunde Coker while speaking about the award, noted that it was a good recognition for Nigeria and Rack Centre will continue to strive to maintain excellence and best practices in rendering its services.

“We are truly proud of this award to Rack Centre representing Nigeria and West Africa.  Last year we were finalist in one category, and this year, finalist in two categories and selected as winner by an august panel of judges.  We continue to strive to sustain excellence, world class quality and market leadership in all we do and the recognition at such prestigious global awards is fantastic recognition for Nigeria,” he said.


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