This week, MainOne announced that they have chosen Minkels, a part of the publicly traded company Legrand, as their data center solutions provider for West African connectivity.
MainOne claims to have observed a strong market demand for a world-class, carrier-neutral co-location data center in Nigeria in 2012.
Ms. Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne said :
The market demand rapidly outstripped the co-location space in our landing station and necessitated the construction of a purpose built Tier III facility with 600 rack capacity.
We developed the Lekki data centre (MDXi) over 24 months and launched in January 2015 to keep up with customer demand.
MainOne says that, in search of solutions, they conducted a global search for flexible Cold Aisle Containment System (CAC) to accommodate the various needs of their global customers with racks of varying widths and heights.
They added that Minkels met their requirement to provide a Cold Aisle Containment solution along with the technical ability to understand their requirements and quickly make custom engineering modifications based on their experience of global customers.
Christiaan van Terheijden, CEO of Minkels said :
We are very proud that MainOne has selected Minkels as their data centre supplier. We see MainOne as a company that knows how to drive Internet use across the West African region.