Africa Data Centres partners with IXPN to expand in Africa

Africa Data Centres has taken a step forward in its wide scale expansion into Africa by joining forces with Nigeria’s internet exchange point, IXPN

Africa Data Centres has partnered with Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) as part of its wide scale expansion across Africa.

The partnership will enable Nigerian entities to migrate their systems into a data centre knowing they will have access to an available, secure, and connected ecosystem of strategic partners, explained Angus Hay, Africa Data Centres group executive: IT & partnerships.

“IXPN is unquestionably the leading internet exchange point in Nigeria and provides Africa Data Centres with the connectivity it needs to give customers market-leading service,” Hay added. 

Improving connection for customers

As more companies migrate to the cloud, some are finding it too expensive to operate the infrastructure. Effective cloud services cannot be implemented without stable internet access and reliable data centres. 

“Organisations are moving away from their on-premises equipment to promote greater business agility and scalability. To do this, they need a trusted specialist provider to house their systems but, as well as a colocation provider, who can assume the role of a trusted partner, and provide excellent local and international connectivity,” adds Hay.

IXPN, Nigeria’s leading internet exchange provider, allows local content and service providers to connect directly for the exchange of local internet traffic rather than having their data travel long distances. They are increasing the speed with which end users can access online resources by bringing the content closer to the customer, resulting in significant improvements in business efficiency.

In a statement, IXPN Chief Executive Officer Muhammed Rudman said: “We are excited to partner with Africa Data Centres towards providing an additional point of presence to our members within the new Eko Atlantic City.”

”Our partnership with Africa Data Centres provides our members with access to more peering facilities, particularly in Lagos, which will significantly improve connection performance, lower bandwidth costs, and lower latency for Nigerian internet traffic,” he concluded.

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