Africa Data Centres scoops carrier neutral data centre of the year award

Africa Data Centres scoops 'carrier neutral data centre of the year' award

Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, has been named ‘Carrier Neutral Data Centre of the Year’ at this year’s Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BoICT) awards.

In its 13th year, the BoICT awards and corresponding lecture series explored the ‘Impact of Blockchain Technology in a Digitalised Nigeria’.

The awards ceremony rewards best practices and recognises outstanding contributions to the growth of the ICT sector.

Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres, said:  “Africa Data Centres is thrilled to have won this prestigious award that acknowledges the organisation’s contribution to the growth of the data centre industry in Nigeria.”

Africa Data Centres, is one of the continent’s major pan-African operators of large-scale, vendor- and carrier-neutral data centres. Recently the company announced a new 10MW facility in Nigeria, the first of four faculties planned for the country.

Added Durvasula, “Our plans include building an additional facility in Lagos at a separate location to ensure total disaster recovery and backup, while Abuja and Port Harcourt have been earmarked for their facilities,”

“Nigeria remains a key African market for us, and this award recognises our investment in, and commitment to, the region. We are helping our hyperscale customers deploy digitisation solutions to West Africa. Investments in Nigeria are viewed as a great leap forward in our ambitious long-term plans to close the digital divide and digitise the country,” continued Durvasula.

“As a business of Cassava Technologies, we ensure that our initiatives enable social mobility and the economic prosperity of individuals and businesses across the continent through increased access to innovative technologies. BoICT recognising us with this prestigious award reaffirmed that Africa Data Centres that our work is making a difference. We offer congratulations to all who entered, especially the winners in their respective categories,” he concluded.