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Nigeria based technology services provider 21st Century Technologies (21CTL) and Konet have announced the inauguration of an Edge, hyperscale data centre project set to be the largest in West and North Africa, according to the company.

The data centre sited in Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria will house DDOS Security scrubbing infrastructure and will be a green facility.

In total, the facility will have 57600 sqm IT Space with 36MW IT load, which will be flexible to accommodate more IT capacity depending on customers’ requirements.

The data center, due for completion in 24months, will become a reference point for data center business in Nigeria and beyond, according to the company.

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The location offers diverse fiber connectivity owned and operated by 21CTL with fully redundant power supply and access to gas. The technology company recently completed two data centers in Lekki, Lagos.

The Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Technologies, Wale Ajisebutu, said that the ground-breaking 36MW hyperscale campus in Ikeja was part of its phase II projects in Nigeria.

As part of the phase II projects, 21st CTL has commenced the establishment of 5.4MW data center in Apapa and Ikoyi, as well as three Edge data centres in Victoria Island, Maryland, and Ikeja, all of 1.2MW each, sited in Lagos state.

The project is set to equally facilitate content delivery network, internet of things, digital financial services and digital content. Ajisebutu added that the innovation would boost the country’s technology profile, which will also draw huge investments to Nigeria.

Known for building the first-ever data centre in Nigeria in 2004, 21st Century Technologies has become the first data centre in Africa to achieve the multi-tier cloud security (MTCS) standard.

This standard describes the relevant cloud computing security practices and controls for public cloud users, public cloud service providers, auditors and certifiers.



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