Africa Data Centres Tier III Certification Has Been Extended


Africa Data Centres, which claims to the continent’s largest network of an interconnected, carrier – and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, has had its Tier III certification renewed by the Uptime Institute for its Nairobi-based data centre.

The development follows the facility’s superior design that aligns and supports ‘any planned work on the site infrastructure without disrupting operations.’

Tier III Concurrently Maintainable criteria are founded on the capability to complete planned facility maintenance or modifications on a scheduled basis, the Uptime Institute’s CTO, Christopher Brown communicated.

“It is with great pleasure that Uptime Institute Professional Services announces the successful achievement of the Tier III Certification of Design Documents for the Africa Data Centres (ADC) NBO1.1, NBO1.2 and NBO1.3, Phase 1 in Nairobi, Kenya,” the institute said. 

“The achievement of this milestone is a credit to the hard work and world-class leadership of our team and cements Africa Data Centres’ commitment to providing its customers, across the continent, with access to the best-in-class, interconnected data centre facilities,” says Dan Kwach, managing director of Africa Data Centres East Africa Region.

Kwach adds that the facility can now proceed to constructed facility facilitation. Kwach has also recognized the essence of the certification in the data centre industry.

“It signifies that your facility meets rigorous standards and more importantly, can meet and support the needs of your customers, as determined by an unbiased third party. For us, it was critical to provide customers with the peace of mind that we provide a highly efficient, low-risk environment.

“As a key player in this region, Africa Data Centres takes very seriously the economic upliftment of Kenya and its neighbours through digitisation. As such, contributing to the region with world-class data centre facilities is a need that we are proud to meet,” Kwach says.

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