Rack Center trains artisans from host communities to build an LGS2 data center

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The new construction will improve and expand the company’s ability to serve more customers in Nigeria. Located in Oregun, the heart of Ikeja, with easy access to major commercial areas of Lagos, the new data center is located on a 20,000 square meter green plot of land and is over 30 meters above sea level. With this expansion, Rack Center would benefit from an increased IT load of 13.5 MW at its Lagos facilities.

The empowerment initiative, which is in line with Rack Centre’s commitment to sustainability and social impact, will provide artisans with the skills and training they need to work on the construction of LGS2 and their will allow you to get involved in world-class construction projects.

The program will involve carpenters, masons and plumbers among others and will cover a wide range of topics such as safety, construction techniques and the use of specialist equipment.

“We are committed to supporting the sustainable development of our host communities. » said Ezekiel EgboyeDirector of Rack Center Operations.

He further stated “This initiative is a great way to provide local artisans with the skills and training they need to work on the construction of LGS2, while creating jobs and opportunities for community members. It will also provide tradespeople with the opportunity to gain valuable experience working on a major construction project, making them more competitive in the job market and increasing their earning potential.

The training program is expected to start in October 2023 and run for the next nine months. At the end of the program, artisans will receive certificates and be eligible to work on the construction of LGS2. Once completed, the new construction will increase the company’s capacity tenfold and consolidate its leadership as a major digital infrastructure hub in West Africa.

Rack Centre’s rich ecosystem includes 65 telecommunications operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), global Tier 1 networks and pan-African international operators, including direct interconnections with all major submarine cables serving the South Atlantic coast of the Africa, including Equiano and, for the foreseeable future, 2Africa. , and all the countries on the Atlantic coast of Africa.

Rack Center is West Africa’s best-connected operator and cloud-neutral data center. Established in 2012, the company offers best-in-class data center colocation services and free interconnection between operators and customers. Knowing this, customers have a technically superior, physically more secure and less expensive environment for their information systems.

The benefit of carrier neutrality and cloud allows customers to manage traffic for better value, lower latency and higher resiliency and creates an open market for partnerships between customers, networks, providers cloud and content services, Nigeria’s Internet exchange point, the African Interconnection Exchange. and managed service providers.

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