By Adedapo Adesanya
The data centre of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), built with support of its technical partner, Resourcery Plc, has achieved Uptime Institute Tier III Design Certification, making it the first in Africa to achieve this feat.
Resourcery Plc partnered with the lender, its architects and structural engineers to design and implement the technologies within the stand-alone data centre which following the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directive stipulating that data centre infrastructure and facilities for financial institutions shall satisfy the requirements for Uptime Institute Tier III design and construction.
This directive by the nation’s apex bank requires that all commercial banks design, implement and manage a Tier III Data Center infrastructure to enhance the capacity, cost effectiveness and efficiency of banking services in line with best global practices.
Solutions Manager, Network Infrastructure at Resourcery Plc, Mr Tunde Eso, said as a leading system integration firm in West Africa, the firm offers cutting edge IT solutions.
“Indeed, we are glad to have provided GTBank with the Uptime Institute Tier III Design Award and the technical support required to achieve certification of their data centre facility,” he said.
On her part, the Head of Sales & Business at Resourcery Plc, Ms Angela Chike-Dike, added that, “Resourcery Plc is delighted with the milestone achievement of GTBank as the first Nigerian commercial bank to privately own a Uptime Institute Certified Tier III Design Data Center facility.”
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