MainOne has commenced work at the 4,047 square meters MDXi Data Center site located in the Appolonia City of Ghana following the successful acquisition of relevant construction and environmental permits for the project and the easing of the government-imposed lock-down restriction in the West African country due to the wake of COVID 19 pandemic.
The facility is planned to be built and operated in harmony with the same operational standards that are currently maintained at MainOne and West Africa’s largest Tier III certified/only PCI DCSS Data Center, MDXi Lagos Nigeria. The work at MDXi Data Center is expected to be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2021.
Upon completion of the MDXi Data Center, the 100-rack world-class new facility will deliver the best in class facility uptime and operational performance at very efficient shared services cost for hosting and operating core IT infrastructure and services.
It will feature private colocation whitespace, enterprise-grade 24×7 multi-level security and video surveillance, precision cooling, safety, and fire suppression systems with multiple redundancies built into the power, cooling, and security infrastructure systems. The MDXi Ghana Data Center will be operated as a carrier-neutral facility with connectivity options to the MainOne submarine cable system, extensive global network, and partners, as well as a host of other international connectivity cable systems and networks.
Therefore, it will be able to offer open access connectivity options to all MNOs, ISPs, corporate and public sector customers in Ghana as well as access to various Internet Exchanges including the GIX (Ghana), IXPN (Nigeria), LINX (London), DECIX (Frankfurt/Lisbon), and Cote d’Ivoire Internet Exchange (CIVIX), and the West Africa Internet Exchange (WAF-IX), hosted by MainOne in Nigeria as planned.