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Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

March 29, 2017 • Hardware, Top Stories, West Africa

Rack Centre, finalists in two categories at the 2017 Data Centre Solutions Awards.

Rack Centre, finalists in two categories at the 2017 Data Centre Solutions Awards.

Rack Centre, Africa’s premium Data Centre, became the first ever African based Data Centre provider to be finalists, in two categories, in the internationally acclaimed Data Centre Solutions (DCS) awards in the UK. After seven successful years this is the first time an African company has become finalists.

Rack Centre, from Lagos Nigeria, was nominated in the hotly contested category ‘Consolidation/Upgrade/Refresh Project of the Year’ and the highly coveted ‘Data Centre Hosting /Colocation Supplier of the Year’ category with other respected providers in the global data centre colocation field.

Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director of Rack Centre, commenting on the prestigious nominations said that “We are honoured to be finalist, keeping excellent company with other respected players as Equinix the global data centre colocation provider and other leaders in the data centre field from United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and Sweden. Rack Centre is world class and operates at international quality standards. Rack Centre was nominated after an initial judging process by international industry experts, this is an affirmation of Rack Centre’s global recognition.”

The DCS awards are designed to reward product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in Data Centre area.

Rack Centre has been recipient of various awards, both local and international and in 2015 was the first African based Data Centre to win a category in the highly-coveted Data Centre Dynamics, EMEA Awards and finalist in an unprecedented four different categories over three consecutive years.

The DCS award creates the opportunity to showcase Nigeria and Africa in a strategic and hotly contested international award, said Mr Coker, and “therefore a vote for Rack Centre creates an opportunity for an African based Data Centre to be a winner.”

Voting has commenced, closes on 28 April 2017 and is open for all using a business email, address, Email domain names such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc. are not accepted for voting.

Staff Writer


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