Equinix-owned MainOne launches data centers in Cote d’Ivoire
MainOne, an Equinix Company, a leading provider of connectivity and data center solutions in West Africa, is set to inaugurate its expanded open access, carrier-neutral Data Center, AB1.2, in VITIB, Grand Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire.
Since introducing its submarine cable and opening the initial data center in 2019, MainOne has consistently delivered top-tier connectivity, colocation, and interconnection services to meet the technological needs of customers in Cote d'Ivoire. This expansion represents a significant step toward facilitating digital transformation and accommodating the ever-growing demand for data processing, storage, and connectivity in Cote d'Ivoire and the broader francophone West Africa region.
Etienne Kouadio Doh, MainOne's Country Manager in Cote D'Ivoire, emphasized the significance of the new data center's launch. He stated that it heralds a transformative phase for businesses by providing an opportunity to welcome more customers into their robust digital ecosystem, connecting them with major digital players in the region and ensuring 100% uptime connectivity to the internet.
The expansion of this data center comes amid a data center boom in Africa and represents a significant opportunity for Cote d'Ivoire, as it aims to cater to a broader customer base. It offers a comprehensive range of enterprise-grade digital solutions, granting access to global services and internet exchanges, including the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), which is hosted at the data center. This state-of-the-art infrastructure is designed to provide advanced security systems, cutting-edge technologies, global certifications, on-site expert support, and the region's most extensive interconnected ecosystem, ensuring optimal performance. Furthermore, following MainOne's acquisition by Equinix, customers will have the added benefit of accessing more than 240 data centers located in 32 countries worldwide. This access is facilitated through secure and dedicated interconnection services at the data center, leveraging the Equinix platform, which enhances global connectivity and support for businesses and organizations in Cote d'Ivoire and beyond.