MainOne has announced its official listing by Microsoft as an ExpressRoute Connectivity Provider for Nigeria. The listing follows MainOne’s launch of its Cloud Connect product and successful delivery of the Microsoft ExpressRoute service which connects large enterprises in Nigeria to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud.
Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer of MainOne says the growing migration towards Cloud services globally informed the company’s Cloud Connect solution which guarantees predictable and reliable private connections ranging from 50Mbps to 10Gbps to Cloud Services.
“We have noted that Nigerian businesses have a lot of their IT workloads in the public cloud offshore due to the agility and ease of onboarding that it offers. However, unless large Enterprise users put in place private connections, performance suffers over the public Internet. This service directly addresses that connectivity challenge and comes on the heels of MainOne’s earlier selection as a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider.”
With this recognition, MainOne has pledged to continue in providing private, high-speed connections for customers to Microsoft Azure thus improving the performance of their enterprise applications and cloud infrastructure services.
MainOne is the first network provider to offer this service in Nigeria through the Equinix Exchange in Amsterdam. Launched in 2010, MainOne is today, the region’s leading provider of innovative telecom network solutions for businesses in West Africa. MainOne is the operator of West Africa’s premier Tier III Data Center, MDX-I and also provides a range of enterprise solutions from Connectivity, Data Center solutions and Cloud services.
MainOne invested over $300m (N60billion) in broadband infrastructure to improve the accessibility of broadband services in West Africa its investment in 7000km Submarine Cable from Europe to West Africa is changing the face of internet in West Africa.
It recently announced the completion of a joint development project with Facebook to enable the expansion of internet services in Lagos. The partnership will leverage MainOne’s fiber connectivity, Tizeti’s twenty brand-new solar-powered towers, and Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi.