Africa Data Centers partners with the Nigerian IXPN

IXPN collaboration facilitates reliable, secure and connected colocation and cloud migrations for on-premises customers

Press release from meeting centers in Africa
September 12, 2022

LAGOS, Nigeria, September 12, 2022/ — Africa Data Centers (www.AfricaDataCentres.com), the largest network of interconnected, carrier-neutral and cloud-neutral data centers in Africa, and part of the Cassava Technologies group, has reached an important milestone in its large-scale expansion in Africa (https://bit.ly/3DlgNb4) by partnering with Nigeria’s leading internet exchange point: IXPN (http://www.IXP.net.ng/).

“IXPN is unquestionably the leading internet exchange point in Nigeria and provides African data centers with the connectivity they need to deliver state-of-the-art service to customers,” says Dr. Angus Hay – Africa Data Centers Group Director: IT & partnerships.

“The partnership will enable Nigerian entities to migrate their systems to a world-class data center with confidence, knowing that they will have access to a highly available, secure and connected ecosystem of strategic partners.”

In the digital economy, businesses are migrating to cloud and internet-centric technology, but find the expense associated with operating their infrastructure, including backup generators and physical security, too high. Shared data center resources reduce total cost of ownership while increasing availability and connectivity and providing new opportunities for partnership and innovation.

“Organizations are ditching their on-premises equipment to promote greater business agility and scalability. To do this, they need a trusted specialist provider to host their systems, but also a colocation provider, who can take on the role of trusted partner and provide excellent local and international connectivity,” adds Hay.

Effective cloud services cannot be implemented without stable internet access and robust and reliable data centers. This is the essence of the partnership between Africa Data Centers and IXPN – they bring internet peering to the table, and the data center provider provides the local ecosystem to customers.

IXPN, Nigeria’s leading internet exchange provider, enables local content and service providers to connect directly for local internet traffic exchange rather than having their data travel long distances. They increase the speed at which end users can access online resources by bringing content closer to the customer, resulting in significant improvements in business efficiency.

In a statement, IXPN CEO Muhammed Rudman said he was delighted with the partnership with Africa Data Centres, saying, “We are delighted to partner with Africa Data Centers to provide an additional point of presence for our members in the new Eko Atlantic City.

“Our partnership with Africa Data Centers provides our members with access to more peering facilities, especially in Lagos, which will significantly improve connection performance, reduce bandwidth costs and reduce latency for Nigerian internet traffic” , he concluded.

Distributed by APO Group for Africa Data Centres.

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About IXPN:
The Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) is a non-profit and membership-based organization. IXPN provides a platform for networks to interconnect directly within Nigeria, ensuring that local internet traffic stays local rather than having to cross multiple national borders before reaching its recipients in the same locality. The benefits of direct interconnect are numerous, but the primary ones are cost savings, reduced latency, and increased Internet bandwidth.

IXPN is currently West Africa’s Regional Internet Exchange Point (RIXP), with over one hundred (100) active networks interconnected, including all major cloud providers and all Nigerian Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) ).

About Cassava Technologies:
As a company firmly rooted in Africa, Cassava Technologies envisions a digitally connected future for every African. We are on a mission to use technology to transform the lives of individuals and businesses across the continent by enabling social mobility and economic prosperity. Our integrated ecosystem of digital solutions will dramatically increase access to digital tools and connectivity. https://www.cassavatechnologies.com/

About Data Centers in Africa:
Africa Data Centers is your trusted partner for fast and secure data center services and interconnections across the African continent.

Africa Data Centers is the largest network of interconnected, carrier-neutral and cloud-based data center facilities in Africa. Bringing international experts to the pan-African market. We are your trusted partner for fast and secure data center services and interconnections across the African continent. Strategically located, our world-class facilities house all your critical data. Proudly African, we are committed to being the beating heart of your business.

The objective of Africa Data Centers is to unveil various business opportunities and develop a strategic network of partnerships. This will further enhance the superiority of Africa Data Centers by providing our customers with the highest standard of interconnected, carrier-neutral and cloud-based data center facilities across Africa. https://www.AfricDataCentres.com/

Ramon J. Espinoza