VENTURES AFRICA – Communication service company, Mainone cable has hinted on building a high standard Data centre in Nigeria which could accommodate 600 racks by the end of 2013. The data center which is expected to be fully operational by 2014 will host data from telecoms operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who till now have been hosting their data from outside the country.
According to MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke, “the Data Centre will boost infrastructure in the country.” She added that the data centre would have full capacity to host large and small volume of sensitive data from small and big organisations.
MainOne’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Babatunde Dada, collaborated that the data centre would be a physical data centre that would serve Nigerians in a very special way.
Meanwhile, Opeke, one of the top female voices in African tech, advocated that there is need for a data center to be built in Nigeria as data centre established in Nigeria, would have enough bandwidth to host large volumes of sensitive data from various organisations.
“Those organisations that are hosting their data outside the country should begin to make adequate arrangement to re-route their data to Nigeria and get them securely hosted in our planned new data centre for Nigeria,” Opeke said.