MainOne, Intel Partner Whogohost on Cloud Services for Nigerian SMEs

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By Alex Chiejina

LAGOS (Sundiata Post) – MainOne, has entered into a strategic partnership with hosting domain provider, Whogohost and Intel to provide Cloud hosted Servers for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria in a bid to deepen Cloud penetration in Africa’s most populous nation.

Sundiata Post investigations reveal that the service is delivered through the cloud platform of MainOne’s data centre subsidiary, MDX-i, which is powered by the Intel Cloud Processors and is aimed at bringing the advantages of in-country cloud services to Nigerian businesses.

Senior Marketing Manager, Tayo Ashiru revealed that the service provided by the partnership is a welcome development for Nigeria’s start-ups and small businesses.

According to him ”There are many obstacles for businesses in Nigeria which impact their ability to scale up and maintain an online presence. Our partnership with Whogohost, a leading web solutions company provides domain registration, web hosting and cloud services out of our Tier III certified data center, MDX-i allowing businesses to scale up on their IT needs on an on-demand basis. This service is specifically targeted at the lower segment of the enterprise market and leverages Intel’s cloud technology and infrastructure.”

Chief Executive Officer of Whogohost, Toba Obaniyi pointed out that with the rising cost of the dollar, and the increase of local consumption, local hosting is definitely the future.

“This partnership couldn’t have come at a better time”, he said.

In recent times, businesses want flexibility and choice in cloud deployment models to support innovation while maintaining control of their most strategic assets. Despite a willingness to invest in modern software-defined infrastructure (SDI), businesses find the prospect of doing so themselves to be complex and time-consuming.

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