MainOne, West Africa’s leading communications services company and operator of the premier Tier III Data Center, has announced its official listing by Microsoft as an ExpressRoute Connectivity Provider for Nigeria.
The listing follows the company’s launch of its Cloud Connect product and successful delivery of the Microsoft ExpressRoute service which connects large enterprises in Nigeria to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud.
A news report distributed by Africa Press Organisation (APO) indicated that with this recognition, MainOne would continue to offer private, high-speed connections for customers to Microsoft Azure thus improving the performance of their enterprise applications and cloud infrastructure services.
Commenting on the achievement, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Funke Opeke, was quoted as saying that the growing migration towards Cloud services globally informed the company’s Cloud Connect solution, which guarantees predictable and reliable private connections ranging from 50Mbps to 10Gbps to Cloud Services.
She explained: “We have noted that Nigerian businesses have a lot of their IT workloads in the public cloud offshore due to the agility and ease of onboarding that it offers. However, unless large Enterprise users put in place private connections, performance suffers over the public Internet. This service directly addresses that connectivity challenge and comes on the heels of MainOne’s earlier selection as a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider.”
MainOne is the first network provider to offer this service in Nigeria through the Equinix Exchange in Amsterdam. Launched in 2010, MainOne is today, the region’s leading provider of innovative telecom network solutions for businesses in West Africa.
The company is also the operator of West Africa’s premier Tier III Data Center, MDX-I and also provides a range of enterprise solutions from Connectivity, Data Center solutions and Cloud services. These new products reinforce the company’s commitment to putting West African businesses online.