By Ben Eguzozie
MainOne, West Africa’s leading connectivity and data centre services provider, an Equinix company, has enhanced its interconnection capabilities by using Equinix Fabric to extend its network reach and provide its enterprise customers with agile, on-demand and seamless connectivity to cloud providers, remote markets, and local infrastructure over the MainOne network and onto Platform Equinix, the company said.
Equinix Fabric is an on-demand, software-defined interconnection service, which provides global reach to the Equinix network of over 245 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres located in 71 major metros and 32 countries around the world. Equinix Fabric directly, securely, and dynamically connects distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems on Platform Equinix.
Anil Verma, MainOne’s chief technical officer, speaking on the expansion, said, as a long-time customer of Equinix Fabric, MainOne has utilised the global footprint of data centres and services to establish connections to Cloud service providers and enable private, dedicated connections for customers in West Africa.
“Now as an Equinix company, the expansion of our network to Equinix Fabric guarantees enhanced SLA and lower latency for critical services and applications. This is part of our commitment to provide our customers with world-class interconnection services to accelerate their digital journey,” Verma said.
In the new expansion, MainOne will utilise Equinix IBX data centres in Lisbon (LS1) and London (LD5) to create geographic diversity, enabling its customers connect their IT infrastructure to a dynamic and rich ecosystem, enjoying more direct access to Cloud services, and higher performance, ensuring they are able to stay ahead of their competitors with low-latency and secure IT infrastructure.
MainOne is a leading West Africa data centre and connectivity solutions provider with presence in Nigeria, Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire. The company provides highly reliable services to major telecom operators, ISPs, government agencies, small to large enterprises, and educational institutions.
MDXi, a subsidiary of MainOne, builds and operates data centres across West Africa.