Intelligent Data Centres Issue 35 | Page 9

Africa Data Centres unveils new 10MW data centre in Lagos

NEWS frica Data Centres , the largest network of interconnected ,

A carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities on the continent , has announced that it has officially opened its new 10MW data centre facility in Lagos , Nigeria .

The new facility , the company said , will pave the way for Africa Data Centres ’ hyperscale customers to deploy digitisation solutions to West Africa .
Stephane Duproz , CEO , Africa Data Centres , said Nigeria is one of the company ’ s key markets as there is a rapidly growing demand for data centres in the region , which is hungry for digitisation , as organisations of every type and size in Africa accelerate their Digital Transformation journeys . when it comes to providing this very digital infrastructure that is needed to support the mass adoption of digital services for consumers and businesses in the region .
Duproz also announced that the new facility is the first of four faculties being earmarked for Nigeria , adding that the company has plans to also build an additional facility in Lagos at a separate location to ensure full disaster backup , while Abuja , and Port Harcourt will also get their own facilities .
Duproz added that the Lagos operations is a significant milestone for Africa Data Centres , as it shines the spotlight on the tremendous growth opportunity the company sees not only for its business in the region but for Africa as a whole .
Duproz said as part of the recently launched Cassava Technologies group , Africa Data Centres plays a critical role

HCL Technologies and Proximus to launch cloud portfolio for Benelux market

CL Technologies ( HCL ), a leading global technology

H company , has signed a multiyear strategic partnership with Proximus Group , one of Belgium ’ s leading digital services and communications solutions providers , to transform its data centre business and create a resilient digital foundation . HCL will help Proximus and its internal business achieve a significantly higher flexibility and reliance as the foundation to drive future business innovation and accelerate growth in the Belgium and Netherlands market .

HCL will launch a Hybrid Next-Generation Cloud portfolio to support Proximus ’ large customer base and more than 11,000 employees . In addition , the Benelux region ’ s mid-market and government businesses will gain access to joint solution offerings from HCL and Proximus . as the cloud platform will use the latest green data centre technology to minimise its CO 2 footprint . HCL will invest in a dedicated innovation lab , providing Proximus with exclusive access to its IP , product and partner ecosystem . This will enable Proximus to use HCL ’ s extensive telecom and technology domain expertise to develop innovative 5G , Edge and IoT solutions .
Together , HCL and Proximus will leverage the innovation lab to upskill employees in AI-led operations , automation , agile infrastructure management and cloudnative development .
The deal furthers Proximus ’ commitment to ‘ act for a green and digital society ’,
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