MainOne, a leading data centre provider in West Africa, has expanded its footprint in Cote d'Ivoire with the launch of the AB1.2 data centre. This state-of-the-art facility is open access, carrier-neutral, and adheres to Uptime Tier III standards. The expansion responds to the rising demand for data processing, storage, and communication services in Cote d'Ivoire and the broader Francophone West African region.
The Digital Catalyst: MainOne's Vision
Etienne Kouadio Doh, MainOne's country manager in Cote d'Ivoire, envisions the new facility as a catalyst for digital innovation. It provides a robust framework for businesses to flourish, further solidifying Cote d'Ivoire's position as the digital hub of Francophone West Africa.
Global Connectivity: Access to the World
In addition to its role as a catalyst for local digital transformation, the expansion allows MainOne to cater to a broader clientele in Cote d'Ivoire. The company offers a comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade digital solutions, along with access to global services and internet exchanges. Notably, it hosts the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) within the data centre, providing a gateway to the broader digital world.
A Global Player: Equinix's Influence
It's worth noting that MainOne became a part of the global data centre giant, Equinix, in 2021. This strategic move enhances MainOne's service offering and global reach. Customers at the Cote d'Ivoire data centre benefit from access to more than 240 data centres across 32 countries through secure and dedicated interconnection services via the Equinix platform.
MainOne's expansion in Cote d'Ivoire not only meets the increasing demand for data services in the region but also propels Cote d'Ivoire into a prominent position as a digital hub within Francophone West Africa. It signifies a step forward in MainOne's mission to foster digital innovation and connectivity across the African continent and beyond.