Africa Data Centres gets new Tier III certification

Africa Data Centres gets new Tier III certification

The Uptime Institute has announced the renewal of Africa Data Centres’ Tier III certification for its Nairobi-based data centre. 

The certification was renewed in recognition of the facility’s design, which supports “any planned work on the site infrastructure without disrupting operations”.  

Tier III Concurrently Maintainable criteria are founded on the capability to complete planned facility maintenance or modifications on a scheduled basis, the Uptime Institute’s CTO, Christopher Brown communicated.

“It is with great pleasure that Uptime Institute announces the successful achievement of the Tier III Certification of Design Documents for the Africa Data Centres (ADC) NBO1.1, NBO1.2 and NBO1.3, Phase 1 in Nairobi, Kenya,” he said.    

Dan Kwach, managing director of Africa Data Centres East Africa Region noted: “The achievement of this milestone is a credit to the hard work and world-class leadership of our team and cements Africa Data Centres’ commitment to providing its customers, across the continent, with access to the best-in-class, interconnected data centre facilities.”

Kwach further stated that, Africa Data Centres can proceed to constructed facility certification and he stressed the importance of Tier Certification in the data centre industry.. 

“As a key player in this region, Africa Data Centres takes very seriously the economic upliftment of Kenya and its neighbours through digitisation. As such, contributing to the region with world-class data centre facilities is a need that we are proud to meet,” Kwach says.

Africa Data Centres is Africa’s largest network of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities.