Rack Centre consolidates sub-regional leadership with $100m expansion plan

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Rack Centre has announced an expansion programme that will increase capacity to a total net lettable white space of 6000 square metres, which will pave way for 13MW of IT power capacity in its Lagos campus.

Rack Centre’s expansion programme will further consolidate its position as the sub-region’s leading carrier neutral data centre operator.

In 2014, Rack Centre was the first data centre in West Africa to be certified as a Tier III by the Uptime Institute. It remians the market leader even as demand for data centres surges.

“We have a great customer base, local and international, leading players and it is notable that since October 2013, we have operated without a second of downtime, a feat we worked hard to achieve and are proud of,” Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director of Rack Centre, tells IT Edge News.

The expansion is expected to bring carrier neutral scale to West Africa, and this is in response to increasing demand for data centre space from cloud uptake, telecommunication investment and outsourcing of IT facilities by enterprises in the region.

In addition to the expansion in Rack Centre, the platform is also actively developing additional buy and build opportunities across Africa, to establish a network of carrier neutral data centres aimed at catering to carrier, cloud and hyperscale customers.

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