The CEO of MainOne, West Africa’s connectivity and data centre solutions firm, Ms Funke Opeke, has been nominated as one of 50 top influencers transforming the data center and cloud landscape in Africa, Middle East and Europe (EMEA) at the DataCloud Europe 2017 conference in Monaco.
The DataCloud Europe conference which was attended by over 1,800 Data Center and Cloud executives from more than 60 countries.
Gbenga Adegbiji, General Manager of MainOne’s MDXi Data Centers, joined an expert panel on the Africa Data Centre Leadership at the conference. The panel discusses strategies for achieving improved Data Center and Cloud penetration across the continent.
In a press statement, the panel reviewed the challenges of Data Centers across the continent in comparison to other markets, highlighting low demand as the biggest constraint, due to offshore data hosting of content.
MainOne which is in its 6+ years of operation, has established a strong reputation as the preferred provider of connectivity and data center solutions in West Africa. The company owns and operates the only the only Tier III certified MDXi Data Center; a colocation facility in West Africa with combined PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and 9001 certifications.
The facility has been recognized at several awards since inception and in 2015 received the Customer Value Leadership Award from Frost and Sullivan in recognition of best practice in the Nigerian Data Centre Industry. MainOne’s MDXi is also a finalist in the 2016 Datacenter Dynamics (DCD) EMEA Internet Data Center category award.
Others in the Africa Data Centre Leadership Panel were the President, Schneider Electric, Francophone Africa, Paul-François Cattier; Managing Director, BCX Nigeria, Dr Ayo Adegboye; Managing Director, Rack Centre Nigeria, Ayotunde Coker; Founder and CEO, icolo[dot]io, Ranjith Cherickel and Director General Group, Orange Africa, Fatoumata Dieng.