MDX-i Partners with Microsoft to Launch Cloud Services in Africa

MainOne’s Data Center subsidiary, MDX-i, today announced the launch of its new cloud-based service offering with Microsoft.

The solution, built on Microsoft Azure,  offers secure private computing environments to companies on a pay-as-you-go basis, tailored to meet the needs of enterprise customers in West Africa. Benefits of the infrastructure as a service (IAAS) solution include access to a wide range of computing resources, such as storage, CPU, memory, security firewalls and network bandwidth, provisioned on a subscription basis.

With this launch, MDX-i is positioned to meet the computing infrastructure needs of companies deploying private, public or hybrid clouds from its Tier III Data Center in Lagos.

Speaking at the press conference, MDX-i’s business development executive, Rob Lever, said that the new cloud platform is a scalable and cost-effective alternative to dedicated computing resources deployed in-house by companies. It includes managed virtual data centers, virtual private servers and virtual LANs.

“Businesses are beginning to embrace cloud services because it promises increased agility in addition to savings in OPEX and CAPEX,” he said. “Our IaaS platform reduces complexity, interoperability, and security concerns of our customers. It provides them the benefit of leveraging our infrastructure, and the expertise of MDX-i and Microsoft, without their having to incur the substantial costs associated with deploying such solutions.”