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Rack centre pioneers Uptime Institute Tier III certification

By Tare Youdeowei

RACK Centre, a data centre and collocation services provider, has attained the Tier III Tier Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) from Uptime Institute, joining the elite data centres in the world to be certified and the first in West Africa.

The TCCF certification was achieved after thorough forensic assessment of all aspects of Rack Centre’s facilities and operations by Uptime Institute experts team from the US and UK.

Speaking on the certification, Mr Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director of Rack Centre, said; “We are delighted that Rack Centre has achieved this certification by such a respected and distinguished global body as the Uptime Institute.  We are passionate that we have attained one of the highest standards and achieving the Uptime Institute Tier III TCCF certification validates this, and demonstrates to our existing and future customers, that here in Nigeria, we are meeting the highest standards at the global level.  Rack Centre is the most connected Tier III certified and truly carrier neutral data centre in Africa.  We are proud of this achievement.”

Uptime Institute, through its Managing Director, EMEA, Mr Phil Collerton, commended Rack Centre for being the first collocation facility to be awarded the Uptime Tier III TCCF certification in Nigeria. He said; “The certification clearly demonstrates Rack Centre’s commitment to its customers and its unwavering focus on not only designing but also building a world class facility that meets the most demanding requirements. This data centre will continue to underpin the region’s economic development as more businesses and people join the digital ecosystem while also strengthening Rack Centres’ position as a highly resilient infrastructure hub for connectivity partners and end customers in the region.”


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