Africa Data Centres, Africa’s largest network of 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 certification was renewed in recognition of the facility’s design, which 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.
“We are constantly improving our Nairobi 1 data centre to keep it up to the highest standards and we subsequently need to update our certifications. The achievement of this renewal 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 says that Africa Data Centres can proceed to constructed facility certification, and stressed the importance of Tier 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.