MDXi’s Azure Stack platform enables JMG, others with critical applications hosting


MDXi, MainOne’s data centre subsidiary becomes the first service provider in Nigeria to deliver Azure consistent services from an in-country data centre by enabling JMG, others with critical applications hosting.

The Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke Opeke, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday.

JMG is Nigeria’s largest provider of power generation solutions and electrical infrastructure with over 5,000 customers across the 36 states and West African region.

It was reported that on Feb. 21, 2020, MDXi, MainOne’s data centre subsidiary launched its Microsoft Azure Stack service.

Opeke said that JMG chose to host its Customer Relationship management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Plan (ERP) in the public cloud and repatriated its workload to MDXi’s data centre.

Opeke said that it was to reduce costs of hosting outside the shores of Nigeria, increase availability in response time and ensure global standard security.

She said that MDXi’s Stack platform provided in partnership with Microsoft and HPE operated by Selectium, would enable companies seeking Azure Cloud services obtain the same world-class services closer home.

She said it would also significantly reduce customer-facing latency.

According to her, the MDXi Azure Stack offers an enterprise-grade hosting solution that complies with local regulatory standards enabling more businesses in Nigeria simplify their Information Technology implementation.

“Businesses will reap the benefits associated with Cloud operating models.

“These solutions apply across all sectors ranging from E-Commerce solutions where local hosting enable transactions in a few milliseconds, to crystal clear voice call centre applications, amongst others.

“The Cloud services enable businesses build modern applications across hybrid environments; allowing them to migrate critical applications from legacy technology to modernised and more efficient technology without having to go offshore,” she said in a statement.

According to her, MDXi has provided Cloud and value-added services, including Cloud hosting solutions, disaster recovery and managed services, to various clients in large Enterprises and SMEs, over the past five years.

Opeke, however, highlighted the importance of the company’s role in enabling the digital economy in West Africa by providing world-class internet services, local data hosting infrastructure and Information Communications Technology (ICT) solutions to enable holistic growth.

She said that MainOne had tapped into global knowledge and world-class solutions platforms by partnering with Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) operated by Selectium, to launch the first locally-available Microsoft Azure Stack Cloud service, now available in Nigeria.

Opeke said with the exponential increase in data use that had accompanied society’s transition into the 21st Century, MainOne understood the need for the cost effective and efficient hosting services that Cloud provides.

According to her, that is why as businesses prepare to embrace emerging Cloud services, MainOne stands ready to be their Cloud partner of choice,

“Enabling and empowering them with the right managed services to position them as competitive players on the global market stage.

It was reported that Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud computing software solution developed by Microsoft based on the company’s Azure cloud platform.

Azure Stack is designed to help organisations deliver Azure services from their own data centre.