German business software maker, SAP, has certified MDXi, the data centre subsidiary of undersea cable company, MainOne, as its provider of infrastructure services for cloud solutions.
This new certification confirms the ability of the company to deliver high-quality cloud and infrastructure operations services for customers running SAP solutions, according to the technology companies.
The certification will also enable the MainOne-owned data centre to host and manage SAP applications using the company’s enterprise cloud platforms. The service will also cut across across its private, public and hybrid cloud solutions “via a consumption-based delivery model.”
According to MainOne, “as a SAP-certified provider of hosting services, MDXi will offer a cost-effective, yet reliable delivery model for mission-critical applications for customers of SAP.”
“SAP customers that rely on MainOne’s data center for hosting services will be empowered to focus on the business value of their solutions and benefit from reduced operational expenses that a commercial data centre provides.”
According to MainOne, the new SAP HANA certificate was attained after a rigorous certification process, culminating with an onsite audit session to determine that the provider meets all local and global requirements as stipulated by SAP to run its applications.
Some of the criteria for the certification include quality and knowledge management, data centre, network and connectivity, back up and data recovery, IT service management and project management, MainOne says
In order to meet this certification requirements, MainOne says its data centre, MDXi, demonstrated its professional competence in all aspects of infrastructure operations including possessing a comprehensive operations manual, system landscape diagrams, security guidelines, OS access, required technical skills, among others.
SAP HANA Cloud is an in-memory platform that runs smarter analytics applications, faster business processes and simpler data infrastructures
Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer at MainOne, while receiving the certificate, says that, “we are pleased to receive the SAP certification for Infrastructure Operations Services, as it validates our commitment to providing world-class data center and cloud solutions in Nigeria.
According to Opeke, “with this certification from SAP, it is now possible for Nigerian enterprises and businesses to host SAP applications in-country on MDXi’s Cloud platform and optimize their accounting processes, data analytics and sales chain management. This will improve response times for SAP applications, ensure data security and assure more cost effective subscription charges.”
On his part, Kudzai Danh, Managing Director at SAP West Africa says that ”more than ever, SAP Africa is excited about the SAP HANA certification of partners like MainOne. The current market demand for attractive business applications in the cloud presents great business opportunities and through SAP HANA, customers can innovate and redesign business processes, capitalising on the agility of this unique platform”