MainOne Becomes Official Microsoft Azure Provider for Nigeria
By Dipo Olowookere
Following the launch of MainOne’s Cloud Connect product and successful delivery of the Microsoft ExpressRoute service which connects large enterprises in Nigeria to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud, Microsoft has named the Nigerian tech firm as its provider for Nigeria.
MainOne is West Africa’s leading communications Services Company and operator of the premier Tier III Data Centre.
With this recognition, MainOne will continue to offer private, high-speed connections for customers to Microsoft Azure thus improving the performance of their enterprise applications and cloud infrastructure services.
Speaking on the achievement, Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Ms Funke Opeke, stated 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.
“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,” she said.
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. MainOne is 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.