Data center and cloud computing services provider MainOne has partnered with data center infrastructure solutions provider Minkels for “premier West African connectivity and data center solutions”.
MainOne chose Minkels
as part of its efforts to strengthen its data center activity in West Africa. Minkels has an undersea fiber optic cable that connects West Africa to Europe and was also responsible for the construction of MDXi - West Africa’s “largest commercial Tier III+ data center”. MainOne, which has headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, provides network and internet solutions to companies in Nigeria, Ghana and other parts of West Africa. Its services extend to voice, data center and cloud services.
Minkels, whose headquarters are in Veghel, Netherlands, bills itself as a “knowledge-driven producer and worldwide supplier of high-quality solutions for data center infrastructure”. Part of the Legrand group of brands, it has a presence in excess of 180 countries. The company prides itself on offering customers “the very latest data center technology, modular solutions that respond to evolving, customer-specific business requirements”.
MainOne’s choice of Minkels was based on its need for “a more flexible Cold Aisle Containment System (CAC) to accommodate the various needs of their global customers with racks of varying widths and heights”. MainOne’s Cold Aisle Containment solution deployment and support successfully meets the requirements of its international colocation customers.
"We are very proud that MainOne has selected Minkels as their data center supplier,” explained Minkels’ CEO, Christiaan van Terheijden. “We see MainOne as a company that knows how to drive Internet use across the West African region. MainOne invests heavily in growing the broadband ecosystem in West Africa. This benefits both inhabitants as Internet enabled business models across the region. We are more than happy to be part of that development."Do you know of any other companies that are forming partnerships? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.