The number of persons in Lagos is growing, and the same way, businesses are springing up daily. These activities are making the state to consider a Lagos data centre. 

Lagos State Data Centre


The Lagos State government says this state-owned data center will help it manage the state’s growing data.

Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, the State Deputy Governor, announced this at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Rack Centre 12mw IT power capacity data center facility in Lagos.


“Our data and other information are growing phenomenally, so it has become critical that we manage them adequately well,” Hamzat, who represented Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the event, said.

“I invited the private sector to join the state in making the project a reality.


“As of 2021, data center investments (via private operators) in the state have exceeded $1 billion, with the goal of improving the state’s business climate and making it more appealing to both domestic and foreign investors.”

According to the Group Chief Executive Officer of Rack Centre, Jasper Lankhorst, “the new build will enhance and broaden the company’s capacity to serve more clients in Nigeria with an IT load of 12MW as opposed to the LGS 1 facility, which has an IT load of 1.5MW.

“With approximately 85 million Internet subscribers, more than any other country in Africa or Europe, and the largest population and GDP in Africa.

“For global telecommunications, content and cloud players seeking access to the region, Nigeria is a key entry point.


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“We’re launching this new build to bring applications and data closer to the user and improve the quality and speed of the user experience.

“The new facility, like the LGS 1 data center, will offer the unique competitive edge of reliability as a Tier III Constructed Facility, Lankhorst added.


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“It will provide 100% uptime with zero downtime, as well as 10 levels of physical security with biometrics, CCTV monitoring, and a 24-hour command center.

“We are 100% Carrier and Cloud Neutral at Rack Centre, which means we are not owned or affiliated with any telecommunications carrier, ISP, or managed service provider.

“Because we do not compete, we provide excellent opportunities for all of our digital ecosystem partners to grow their businesses at Rack Centre.

“We provide unrestricted interconnects between customers so that they can manage traffic to get better value, lower latency, and higher resilience, Lankhorst explained.

“Rack Centre, with over 60 carriers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Cloud, and Content Delivery Networks, provides its customers with a diverse and limitless range of services.

“Fibre access to the facility is via three distinct routes, including all active undersea cables on Africa’s Atlantic coast.

“In accordance with its sustainability strategy, Rack Centre is developing one of the most efficient and sustainable data centers in Lagos, Nigeria, and across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Energy Efficient

“The company is switching from diesel to gas power not only to reduce carbon footprint, but also to reduce environmental impact and to align with the global sustainability data center design trend.

“The Rack Centre is expected to be 35% more energy efficient than other regional data centers and 16% more energy efficient than the global average.

“It will reduce water consumption by 41%, and also reduce embodied energy in materials used by 45%,” he said.



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