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How MDXi’s Azure Stack Platform enables JMG, others

They launch of MDXi’s Microsoft Azure Stack platform last February in Lagos has impacted the ICT ecosystem in Nigeria and across the West Africa subregion,…

They launch of MDXi’s Microsoft Azure Stack platform last February in Lagos has impacted the ICT ecosystem in Nigeria and across the West Africa subregion, as it enables large enterprises to host their critical applications in the country.
The launch, according to industry analysts, made MDXi – MainOne’s data center subsidiary – becomes the first service provider in Nigeria to deliver Azure consistent services from an in-country data center.
MDXi’s Stack platform provided in partnership with Microsoft and HPE operated by Selectium, will enable companies currently seeking Azure Cloud services obtain the same world-class services locally, significantly reducing customer-facing latency.
Recently, MDXi hosted some critical applications for JMG, Nigeria’s largest provider of power generation solutions and electrical infrastructure, with over 5,000 customers across the 36 Nigerian states and the broader West African region.
The MDXi’s data center hosted JMG’s CRM and ERP in the public cloud and repatriated its workload to reduce costs, increase availability in response time and ensure global standard security, a statement from the company said.
Daily Trust reports that the MDXi Azure Stack offers an enterprise-grade hosting solution that complies with local regulatory standards, enabling more businesses in Nigeria simplify their IT implementation and enjoy the benefits associated with Cloud operating models.
These solutions apply across all sectors ranging from E-Commerce solutions where local hosting enable transactions in a few milliseconds, to crystal clear voice call center applications, amongst others, it stated.
The Cloud services, according to the data center, enable businesses build modern applications across hybrid environments; allowing them to migrate critical applications from legacy technology to modernized and more efficient technology locally.
It noted that MDXi has provided Cloud and value-added services, including Cloud hosting solutions, disaster recovery and managed services, to various clients in large Enterprises and SMEs, over the past 5 years with best in-class uptime performance.
Commenting on the company’s role in enabling digital economy in West Africa, Funke Opeke, CEO MainOne, said: “MainOne has tapped into global knowledge and world-class solutions platforms by partnering with Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) operated by Selectium, to launch the first locally available Microsoft Azure Stack Cloud service which is now available in Nigeria.
“With the exponential increase in data use that has accompanied society’s transition into the 21st Century, we understand the need for the cost effective and efficient hosting services that Cloud provides.
“That is why as businesses prepare to embrace emerging Cloud services, MainOne stands ready to be their Cloud partner of choice, enabling and empowering them with the right managed services to position them as competitive players on the global market stage.”