WHY RACK CENTRE COLOCATION

Co-locating within Rack Centre allows companies to avoid fixed infrastructure investments and to leave the growing complexity of managing power.

Rack Centre is the leading premium data centre provider in West Africa offering colocation and disaster recovery services with the support of the most competent and highly motivated personnel in the industry.

CARRIER NEUTRALITY

  • Rack Centre is a truly carrier neutral Tier III Constructed Facility certified data centre, with over thirty local carriers and many pan Africa wholesale carriers.
  • It is connected to all undersea cables (ACE, GLO-1, MainOne, SAT-3 and WACS) serving the countries in the South Atlantic Coast of Africa to Europe and the capability to bridge through Angola to Brazil through the South Atlantic Cable.
  • Bringing low latency connections with multiple carrier resilient connections to Europe available to over 500 million African population.
  • Africa’s Most Connected Tier III Constructed Facility Certified Data Centre.
THE LARGEST TIER III CARRIER DENSE CONNECTIVITY NETWORKS WITH OVER 35 CARRIERS

RELIABILITY

RACK CENTRE HAS ACHIEVED AN ENVIABLE  RECORD OF 100% UPTIME SINCE 2013

Rack Centre is the First and Only data centre in Nigeria and West Africa to achieve Uptime Institute Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF).

This certification therefore demonstrates that Rack Centre facility and all its data centre elements are built as per the original Tier III design and engineering specifications and validates that it is meeting the defined availability of concurrent maintainability desired by high performing enterprises.

You can rest, assured that your business will not go down with our 99.982% SLA which comes down to 1.6 hours a year or 8 minutes a month SLA for power and redundant power systems, and resources necessary to meet your business needs.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Rack Centre’s operations are modeled in full compliance to the international best practice standard for IT Service Management – the ISO20000 Standard.

The Nigeria consumer is increasingly savvy and will not tolerate business failure.

SECURITY AND TRUST

UNCOMPROMISED SECURITY

The data centre facility has world class ten (10)levels of physical security and located on a private estate that is secured by guards, card access, biometric verification and CCTV. The data centre facility and business is certified to ISO 27001, the global information security quality standard.

This gives your equipment the highest level of physical protection and security.

All access requires biometric verification and recorded.

Access into the data centre is only possible after pre-authorization and when accompanied by a Rack Centre technician.

GUARANTEED POWER

All cabinets are supplied with two independent power circuits from resilient dual bank of UPSs. Maintenance can be performed at any time on any of the UPSs without service disruption.

Multiple power generators ensure that an interruption does not affect the equipment.

SUSTAINABILITY

ADVANCED COOLING

Rack Centre’s energy-efficient data centre cooling technology offers lowest power Usage Effectiveness(PUE) of less than 1.4 rather than industry norms of 2.5, and a low value of 1.25 achievement.

The Air Optimiser is a sophisticated mechanical cooling system linked to the building management system. The cold  aisle doors have a patented automatic louver technology which matches cooling to server demand. This close control of air volumes into the IT rooms allow each to operate at mixed densities.

This means an optimised operating environment equipment ensuring longevity and reliability.

THE INTERNET EXCHANGE POINT OF NIGERIA (IXPN) AND REGIONAL WEST AFRICAN INTERNET EXCHANGE POINT (RIXP)

Rack Centre is the home of Nigeria’s Internet Exchange and West Africa’s Internet Exchange Point. Rack Centre is the only Tier III constructed facility certified data centre hosting the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) and The Regional West African Internet Exchange Point (RIXP). The IXP point of presence established in Rack Centre allows for direct and indirect peering, the widest choice of carriers and ISPs, lower cost, improved quality through lower latency and robust connectivity redundancy.

With IXP in Rack Centre, local ISP’s and telecom carriers switch data traffic more quickly and at a faster speed.

Data transactions are domiciled in Nigeria.

COLOCATION SERVICES

  • Tier III Constructed Facility Certified Data Centre
  • Modular data centre, currently 255 racks and scalable to 3000 racks at completion
  • 750 KW of Power and Cooling, scalable to 8,500kW
  • 2x Independent Standby Power
  • Satellite Land Space
  • 10 Levels of Physical Security
  • Consistently maintained an SLA of 100% Uptime since we launched

CONNECTIVITY

  • Truly Carrier neutral and connected to all leading network operators.
  • Access to all international undersea cables (ACE, GLO1, MainOne, SAT3 and WACS)
  • Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) and Regional West African Internet Exchange Point localised at Rack Centre Ikeja facility.
  • Rack Centre has the broadest range of connected carriers in West Africa with over 35 ISP interconnections.
  • Low-latency, resilient, high bandwidth and connectivity options.
  • Provisioning Cross Connect is fast and easy- flexibility to scale as quickly as your business grows

FLEXIBILITY AND GROWTH

Rack Centre clients have the flexibility to implement information systems in the way they choose, and easily make changes as needed, whether scaling systems or changing how they interconnect with ISP or carrier.

Rack Centre’s modular data centres use standardised configurations and can be manufactured in a matter of weeks. Unlike traditional data centre build-outs, modular data centres allow for the deployment of data centre capacity in a fraction of the time.

Locating servers and networking operations in Rack Centre provides clients with the highest level of security, optimal conditions for their equipment and plenty of scope to grow. All cabinet locations are engineered with direct access to a cable distribution system to allow any number of interconnections of any speed.

ADVANCED COOLING

Rack Centre’s energy-efficient data centre cooling technology offers the lowest Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.4 rather than industry norms of 2.5.

The Air Optimiser is a sophisticated mechanical cooling system linked to the building management system. The cold aisle doors have a patented automatic louver technology which matches cooling to server demand. This close control of air volumes into the IT rooms allow each to operate at mixed densities.

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Rack Centre is the first and only truly carrier neutral state-of-the-art Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre in Africa offering colocation, content distribution, interconnect and Cloud services. The most connected Tier III constructed facility certified in Africa; it features connection to over 35 of the major carriers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the Nigeria, Tier 1 networks, pan Africa international carriers, and direct connection to all 5 undersea cables serving the South Atlantic Coast of Africa; every country on the Atlantic coast of Africa is directly connected to Rack Centre.