By Anthony Emeka Nwosu
Netcom Africa is supporting Nigeria’s drive for data sovereignty with upgraded in-country data centre and co-location services that should keep critical data within the shores helping companies to save cost and ensure data fidelity.
The need to have critical information hosted locally has made many countries to look inward, Nigeria inclusive. Hosting sensitive data offshore can make any organization or country vulnerable to attacks. Mindful of this, Netcom Africa upgraded their existing data centre to assure Nigeria’s growing data market of robust in-country support. Netcom Africa, being one of the early hosting companies, has exhibited competency in meeting clients’ needs.
Information technology assets are critical to business. With an increasing sophisticated market, there is growing demand for data, connectivity and security thus widening the consumption map for scalable data centre and co-location service providers. To leverage on this rising needs, Netcom Africa has been investing considerably in human capacity, high skill set and infrastructures development. Netcom Africa has over a decade experience in managing services and communication infrastructure. Its upgraded Tier III centre is designed to give organisations best-in-class services and support.
“Netcom built its data centre in 2004 and from the beginning was built to comply with international standards. The Netcom data centre is equipped with FM200 fire suppression system, redundant environment control system, triple redundancy and autonomous power supplies. We gather almost 30,000 information per minute in our data centre and is manned 24×7. We also have provisioned a redundant data centre that we can activate in case of any untoward incident in our Lagos data centre takes place,” said Head of Operations at Netcom Africa Limite, Micheal Kenjie Nukui.