MAINONE, an Equinix Company and West Africa’s premier connectivity and data centre solutions provider, has announced the inauguration of its expanded open-access, carrier-neutral Data Centre, AB1.2, in VITIB, Grand Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire scheduled for November 2023.
From the installation of its submarine cable to the establishment of the initial data centre back in 2019, MainOne, now under the Equinix umbrella, has consistently delivered top-notch connectivity, colocation, and interconnection services to meet the evolving technological needs of customers in Cote d’Ivoire. This new expansion is geared towards empowering digital transformation, fostering innovation, and catering to the escalating demand for data processing, storage, and connectivity in Cote d’Ivoire and the wider Francophone West Africa region.
Etienne Kouadio Doh, the Country Manager of MainOne in Cote d’Ivoire, shared his insights on the forthcoming launch, emphasising the transformative phase it ushers in for businesses. ‘The launch of our new data centre in Cote d’Ivoire marks an exciting transformation phase for businesses, offering a significant opportunity to welcome more customers into our robust digital ecosystem. We are interconnected with major digital players in the region, providing 100 percent uptime connectivity to the internet. We anticipate this cutting-edge facility to act as a catalyst for digital innovation, furnishing a sturdy infrastructure for enterprises to thrive and further solidify Cote d’Ivoire’s position as the digital hub for Francophone West Africa.’
This expansion not only aims to cater to more customers in Cote d’Ivoire but also to offer them a suite of enterprise-grade digital solutions, providing access to global services and internet exchanges, including the prestigious Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) hosted at the new data centre.
The state-of-the-art infrastructure promises advanced security systems, state-of-the-art technologies, global certifications, local expert support, and the region’s most extensive interconnected ecosystem to ensure peak performance. Following the acquisition by Equinix, customers will gain access to over 240 data centres in 32 countries across the world, providing secure and dedicated interconnection services through the Equinix platform at this data centre.