Global data centre infrastructure solutions provider Minkels has been selected as data centre supplier for Nigeria’s connectivity and data centere solutions company, MainOne.
According to Ms. Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne, after evaluating all top industry players, custom CAC vendors and local manufacturers, Minkels met the company’s requirements.
The MainOne CEO says, ”in search of a more flexible Cold Aisle Containment System (CAC) to accommodate the needs of its global customers with racks of varying widths and heights, the company considered manufacturing in China to meet its specifications and also direct purchase from various OEMS. ”
Minkels has the technical ability to understand the company’s requirements and quickly make custom engineering modifications based on experience with many of its global customers, the Nigerian tech company, MainOne says. Following the partnership, MainOne has successfully deployed the Cold Aisle Containment solution and custom support frames to meet the requirements of its international co-location customers who will be deploying their server racks shortly.
“As the premier Data Center in West Africa, it is important we lead in innovation, professionalism and delivery of world-class solutions. Our partnership with Minkels ensures our ability to respond to customers with different technical requirements and volumes. Feedback from our customers is that they are impressed with the Minkels CAC and it makes the decision and process of co-locating with us easier”, Opeke says.
“Given the success of this first-of-its-kind custom CAC deployment, we are in early discussions exploring the possibility to partner in the further deployment of Minkels solutions across MainOne’s MDXi data centers to ensure we remain very competitive in a dynamic and growing market”, she further says.
Christiaan van Terheijden, CEO of Minkels, expressed delight with the partnership with MainOne saying, “We are very proud that MainOne has selected Minkels as their data center supplier. We see MainOne as a company that knows how to drive Internet use across the West African region. MainOne invests heavily in growing the broadband ecosystem in West Africa. This benefits both inhabitants as Internet enabled business models across the region. We are more than happy to be part of that development.”