Galaxy Backbone Ltd. (GBB) has raised the bar in terms of provision of digital infrastructure in Nigeria
In line with the pillars of the National Digital Economy Policy & Strategy (NDEPS), the company commissioned a state-of-the-art modular Tier IV data centre in Kano, Nigeria. This facility is one of only two Tier IV data centres in the country and one of the very few across sub-Saharan Africa. It was designed and constructed in conformity with the standards of high efficiency, scalability, availability and security as certified by the Uptime Institute.
To mark the auspicious occasion, the President and Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria was on site to commission the data center which is set to support people and businesses.
As a nation with a young population of growing technology experts; small & medium enterprises cut across the financial services; manufacturing; health care; and professional services, this Infrastructure comes at a great time for the country as the population can leverage this Tier IV data centre for hosting, colocation or cloud services. The new facility delivered by GBB falls under the highest level of data centres globally and is completely fault tolerant and has maximum redundancy and disaster recover components.
GBB has made significant investment in digital infrastructure because it believes that it serves as the platform in which businesses and individuals can be empowered within the digital economy. With its own fibre connectivity spread across 25 of the 36 states in Nigeria (with all the states to be connected before the end of 2023); two state-of-the-art network monitoring centres; security operation centres; Tier III and Tier IV data centres, GBB is now well positioned to provide business continuity services to corporate organisations across Nigeria and the African market.
GBB was set up in 2006 as a network connectivity and services company and has since evolved into a world-class digital enabler that has structured organisations to effectively deal with the peculiarities of the public and private sectors. With its nature, both sectors are assured of custom fit solutions that speaks to their specific needs.