MDX-I, the Data Centre subsidiary of MainOne has launched its new cloud-based service offering in partnership with Microsoft. The solution is built on Microsoft Azure’s enterprise grade infrastructure and provides flexible, secure private computing environments to companies on a Pay-as-you-Go basis. According to Rob Lever, MDX-i’s business development executive, the new cloud platform is a scalable and cost effective alternative to dedicated computing resources deployed in-house by companies and includes managed virtual data centers, virtual private servers, and virtual LANs to assure customers of high availability. “Businesses are beginning to embrace Cloud services because it promises increased agility in addition to savings in OPEX and CAPEX. Our IaaS platform reduces complexity, interoperability, and security concerns of our customers. It provides them the benefit of leveraging our infrastructure, and the expertise of MDX-i and Microsoft, without their having to incur the substantial costs associated with deploying such solutions,” he said at the launch of the solution in Lagos. Also, Kabelo Makwane, Microsoft Nigeria’s managing director noted that the Cloud OS Network is a worldwide group of select service providers that partner closely with Microsoft to offer customers hybrid cloud and Azure-enabled solutions. “The solution uniquely combine expertise in Microsoft technology, customer requirements, and geographic specialization, Cloud OS network members delivers the Microsoft Cloud Platform customized to your specific needs,” he said. By combining expertise in proven, yet familiar technologies and geographic specialization, MDX-i Cloud Services deliver a solution tailored to meet the needs of enterprise customers in West Africa. Benefits of the Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) solution include access to a wide range of computing resources, such as storage, CPU, memory, security firewalls and network bandwidth, provisioned on a subscription basis The new solution is the first Cloud offering MDX-i is launching in partnership with Microsoft, the leading global provider of Cloud Services. With this launch, MDX-i is positioned to meet the computing infrastructure needs of companies deploying private, public or hybrid clouds from its Tier III Data Center in Lagos.