LAGOS, NIGERIA, 23 October 2020 – Heficed, the global technology company providing bare metal and cloud services, that foster true long-term relationships with its customers across several industries, announces the hosting of its infrastructure in Rack centre, the Lagos, Nigeria based Tier III carrier neutral state of the art data centre offering colocation, content distribution, interconnect and cloud services.
Mr Vincentas Grinius, Heficed CEO & Co-Founder said, “There is huge demand potential in Nigeria, for the kind of services we render, with the highest GDP in Africa, accelerating broadband penetration, young population and 45 million SMEs – a full-suite infrastructure platform that enables growing businesses to effortlessly scale through one platform to meet compliance, security concerns, digital transformation need and achieve business efficiency. The improving ease of doing business is encouraging for success.”
Founded in 2008 Heficed was carefully built to create high-value infrastructure solutions and to change the way companies and government organisations order, lease, deploy IP addresses.
“Launching a new server location in Lagos as another location in our global architecture in a leading carrier-neutral data centre is essential to ensure top-quality performance and value to the major business areas in Africa and the globe.
“The comprehensive connectivity and geophysical location of Rack Centre enables the provision of our high-quality services to realise the market potential not just in Nigeria, but the West African region.”
Rack Centre recently set aside a 100 Million USD, out of the 250 Million USD that Actis, the UK based equity firm which took a controlling stake in the data centre had earmarked for its data centre funding in Africa, for an expansion programme that will significantly increase its capacity and bring an unprecedented and the largest carrier-neutral state of the art data centre to West Africa.
Dr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director of Rack Centre says it is a pleasure to welcome Heficed to its breadth and depth of quality clients.
“We are confident that Heficed and its customers will continue to enjoy the excellent range of carrier-neutral services that Rack Centre offers.
We will be providing Heficed Tier III Constructed Facility Certified quality with a direct connection to the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria, over 40 of the major carriers and ISPs and all five undersea cables serving the South Atlantic coast of Africa.
With every country on the Atlantic coast of Africa directly connected we offer Heficed and its customers’ unequalled low latency connectivity and performance in the region.
We are cloud-neutral and will reinforce Heficed’s success, not compete with it.”
About Rack Centre
Founded in 2012, Rack Centre is the only carrier-neutral Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre in Africa and focuses solely on providing best in class data centre colocation services and unrestricted interconnect between carriers and customers.
This gives customers a technically superior, physically more secure and lower-cost environment for their information systems.
Rack Centre’s carrier neutrality allows customers to manage traffic to get better value, lower latency and higher resilience and creates an open market for partnerships between customers, networks, cloud and content providers, the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria and managed service providers.
Rack Centre clients include over 40 telecommunication carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), global Tier 1 network and pan Africa international carriers, including direct connection to all 5 undersea cables serving the South Atlantic Coast of Africa and every country on the Atlantic coast of Africa.
Founded in 2008, our company was carefully built to change the way companies and government organizations order, lease, deploy, and manage IP addresses. The platform automates a time-consuming manual process for organizations with a need to deploy a large volume and wide variety of IP addresses, speeding up the process and lowering the costs associated with provisioning IPs to physical and virtual infrastructure.
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