The Managing Director of Nigeria’s Rack Centre, Mr. Ayotunde Coker has been selected as a member of the Data Economy Power list of 200 Individuals affecting the Data Centre world.
Coker, who is also the Secretary-General of the Africa Data Association was selected by Data Economy; United Kingdom based publication and one of the world’s most prestigious publications devoted to the global data industry.
According to the publication, the choice of Coker among the 200 as one of the most powerful drivers of Data Centre’s transformers demonstrates vividly that Data Centres based in Africa and the executives running them have not only come of age but are contributing immensely to the world’s digital transformation.
Data Economy is a publication, which showcases the personalities and executives around the world who are leading the global data economy through charting new innovations, technological breakthroughs and exceptional entrepreneurial skills sets and leadership.
According to a recent study by Xalam Analytics a research firm, the recent demand for data centre colocation services in Africa has been strong, driven by improving connectivity levels and rising data traffic volumes. As African digitisation has quickened, said Xalam Analytics, drivers of demand have been plentiful and going digital at a frenetic pace.
Rack Centre, which Coker has steered its affairs in the last four years is the first and only truly carrier neutral state-of-the-art Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre in Africa offering colocation, interconnect and Cloud services. It is the most connected Tier III certified facility in Africa with a connection to over 30 of the major carriers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Nigeria and direct connection to all 5 undersea cables serving the South Atlantic Coast of Africa; every country on the Atlantic coast of Africa is directly connected to Rack Centre.
In 2018, Rack Centre had a remarkable year of achievements at global international awards, being runners up in two categories of the Data Centre Solutions Awards in the UK, winner of the Geographical Location, representing Nigeria at the Datacloud Awards in Monaco having been finalist in two categories, and winner of the Data Centre Innovation Category at the Global Carrier Awards in London, having been finalist in Best Data Centre Award at the same event. Rack Centre continues to set the bar for quality in the data centre and Cloud services industry in Africa.