MTN Data Centre, Ojota Receives Tier III Certification

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MTN Nigeria has been awarded the Tier III Certification for design of its data centre at Ojota Lagos from the Uptime Institute.
MTN Data Centre was assessed on various criteria, all of which were passed successfully by the Uptime Institute which is an internationally recognized evaluator of data centres; haven awarded 490 certifications in 66 countries across the globe.
Established in 1993, its Tier classification system is widely accepted as the standardized methodology used in determining the functionality, capacity, availability and performance of data centres.
Chief Executive Officer, MTN Nigeria,Michael Ikpoki said “The Tier III Certification award mirrors the depth of investment in our network infrastructure. With this, our enterprise customers can be assured that all elements of the critical infrastructure in our data centre are capable of enterprise-grade performance in terms of power, security, cooling and disaster mitigation in the event of a fire outbreak”.
MTN’s Data Centre can achieve 99.98 per cent availability and can operate uninterrupted during routine maintenance or equipment change, with only 1.6 hours interruption per year.
“This award is yet another testament to our commitment to fulfilling our value proposition to our customers through collocation, managed hosting and cloud solutions. We will continue to invest in modern infrastructure and deliver world-class services to our customers as we strive to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world,” Ikpoki added.
The Data Centre accreditation is defined by four tiers. The tiers start at a simple Tier 1 level, which is equivalent to a server room and goes up to the most robust levels of Tier 3 and 4, which offer guaranteed availability and are designed to host mission critical computer systems with fully redundant sub-systems, power, security and access control.

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