The duo of Cloudflex and Rack center, both of who are Cloud services operator in Nigeria have decided to support this year’s Technology Forum, being organized by the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA).

The NITRA Technology Forum 2021 with the theme, ‘Achieving 30% Growth In Local Cloud Hosting By 2024’, scheduled to hold on May 27 in Lagos, also, has the backing of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

The Forum will be chaired by the Chief Executive Officer of Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Mr. Muhammed Rudman, and will x-ray the growth potentials, challenges and benefits of hosting Cloud services and data centers locally.  It will also look at policies and regulations around the sub-sector.

In a statement in Lagos, the Chairman of NITRA, Mr. Chike Onwuegbuchi, commended the partners for their support of the event and passion for the growth of technology in Nigeria. He noted that over the years, the country has been grappling with the need to secure it’s data and further boost local content in all sectors of the economy, while key stakeholders are concerned about how the sector is faring in this area, and how it can achieve local hosting of our sensitive data. He insists that growth in every facet of the nation’s economy should be inside-out.

“Specifically, the Forum will offer Cloud service companies, data infrastructure companies and other stakeholders, opportunities to reach out to their target market with solutions that address their challenges and needs,” he assured.

Partners’ Profile


NITDA was created in April 2001 to implement the Nigerian Information Technology Policy and coordinate general IT development in the country. National Information Technology Development Act (2007) mandates the Agency to create a framework for the planning, research, development, standardization, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and regulation of Information Technology practices, activities and systems in Nigeria.

Its role, therefore, is to develop, regulate and advise on Information technology in the country through regulatory standards, guidelines and policies. Additionally, NITDA is the clearinghouse for all IT projects and infrastructural development in the country.

Rack Centre

Rack Centre is a carrier neutral Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre that focuses solely on providing best-in-class data centre colocation services and unrestricted interconnect between carriers and customers. This gives customers a technically superior, physically more secure and lower-cost environment for their information systems.

Rack Centre’s carrier neutrality allows customers to manage traffic to get better value, lower latency and higher resilience and creates an open market for partnerships between customers, networks, cloud and content providers, the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria and managed service providers.

Rack Centre clients include 40 telecommunication carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), global Tier 1 network and pan Africa international carriers, including direct connection to all 5 undersea cables serving the South Atlantic Coast of Africa and every country on the Atlantic coast of Africa.


CloudFlex Computing Limited is Nigeria’s leading Enterprise local cloud service provider. We are the first choice of Cloud Solutions and managed data services for local and Global businesses with great ambitions.

The company offers Information Technology as a service. The services range from Cloud services, Co-location, Managed solutions, Backup services, Disaster Recovery, among others; and support for diverse infrastructure needs by providing Industry-specific Solutions.

The company is based on the principle of developing and delivering top-of-the-line Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions to meet the need of our existing and prospective clients.


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