Africa Data Centers, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has been named ‘Carrier Neutral Data Center of the Year’ at this year’s Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BoICT) awards. In its 13th year, the BoICT awards and corresponding lecture series explored the ‘Impact of Blockchain Technology in a Digitalized Nigeria’ and is widely acknowledged as the most prestigious annual event in Nigeria’s booming information and communication technologies (ICT) industry.
According to Ken Nwogbo, chief executive officer and editor-in-chief of Communication Week Media Limited, and the organizers of the lecture series, the awards ceremony rewards best practices. In addition, it recognizes outstanding contributions to the growth of the ICT sector.
The awards are free, and awardees are chosen by readers of Nigeria Communications Week through a transparent voting process, and are designed to explore efforts to put Nigeria on the global ICT map, he added. “Winning the award is a testament to your talents, innovations, contributions and commitments to the growth of the ICT industry, especially in your expertise as a data center operator, which operates Africa’s largest network of interconnected, carrier and cloud-neutral data center facilities.
We have recognized your hard work, sincerity and dedication towards the development of ICT industry with your strategically located, world-class data center facilities provide a home for business-critical data for enterprises in Africa” says Nwogbo. Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centers, said: “Africa Data Centers is thrilled to have won this prestigious award that acknowledges the organization’s contribution to the growth of the data center industry in Nigeria.”
Africa Data Centers, the continent’s leading pan-African operator of large-scale, vendor- and carrier-neutral data centers, recently announced a new 10MW facility in the region, the first of four faculties planned for Nigeria. “Our plans include building an additional facility in Lagos at a separate location to ensure total disaster recovery and backup, while Abuja and Port Harcourt have been earmarked for their facilities,” he added. “Nigeria remains a key African market for us, and this award recognizes our investment in, and commitment to, the region.” “We are helping our hyperscale customers deploy digitization solutions to West Africa. Investments in Nigeria are viewed as a great leap forward in our ambitious long-term plans to close the digital divide and digitize the country,” continued Durvasula.
Organizations of every size and in every vertical have faced tremendous challenges over the past two years. However, it has been motivating and encouraging to acknowledge the outstanding products and services that enhance connectivity and drive economic growth in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. “As a business of Cassava Technologies, we ensure that our initiatives enable social mobility and the economic prosperity of individuals and businesses across the continent through increased access to innovative technologies. BoICT recognizing us with this prestigious award reaffirmed that Africa Data Centers that our work is making a difference. We offer congratulations to all who entered, especially the winners in their respective categories,” he concluded.
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