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British High Commissioner visits Rack Centre


Paul Arkwright, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, has promised to do his utmost to encourage more British companies to do business with their Nigerian Counterparts.

Arkwright made the promise during his visit to Rack Centre, West Africa’s premium Data Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

 The high commissioner who was accompanied by a team from the Trade and Development section of the High Commission said the visit was a boost to the continued growing trade and investment relations between Nigeria and the UK as Rack Centre has been a beneficiary of British Technology.

 The data centre technology at Rack Centre is largely based on British patent technology by Bladeroom, a data centre technology provider based in the UK.

Ezekiel Egboye, director of operations, Rack Centre, who conducted a tour of the centre facility for the commissioner and his team, said the relationship with BladeRoom has contributed immensely towards the quality and efficiency of Rack Centre modular and scalable data centre, providing real-time 1.5 average PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) the lowest in sub-Saharan Africa.

 Rack Centre was the first West African data centre to attain Tier lll design certification by the Uptown Institute and Egboye said the centre won the prestigious 2015 award from the renowned Data Centre Dynamics EMEA, making Rack Centre the first African company to achieve that accolade. The centre has been recently and successfully recertified Tier III by the Uptime Institute.

 Arkwright said he was “very impressed by what Rack Centre had achieved in just three years, most especially that it had not had a single downtime since its inception even in the midst of various upgrades, and it had seamlessly integrated the BladeRoom Technology into its operations.”