MDXi (www.MDX-i.com) – West Africa’s largest operator-independent data center and a 100% subsidiary of MainOne is lead the way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its quest to promote sustainable development.
The need to maintain a balance between human development and environmental preservation has brought special attention to the carbon footprint and the management of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Globally, a considerable number of eco-friendly companies are increasingly aware of their carbon footprint and its impact on the communities in which they operate. One such organization, MDXi, a leading provider of colocation and data center services for organizations across West Africa, has implemented policies over the years that have dramatically reduced its carbon footprint. in its facilities.
In a recent interview, Mr. Gbenga Adegbiji, Chief Operating Officer of MDXi, said: “In January 2021, MDXi recorded 100% availability of national grid supply through Eko Electric Distribution Company (EKEDC ). This excellent uptime record meant that the company did not have to operate one of our four (4) heavy-duty generators, thus saving a huge amount of carbon emissions and contributing to our own environmental quota. . Availability means the stability of all plant equipment and more peace of mind for our customers in addition to the added benefit of reducing the carbon footprint.
He also explained that “the company has started to reap all the benefits of its green energy initiatives launched a few years ago with an investment of almost $ 1 million in direct connection of its Lekki data center to the grid. national in order to benefit 100% from electricity. availability from the network. “
Since launching in 2015, MDXi has operated carrier neutral facilities and leveraged MainOne’s network footprint to not only interconnect all major network and content providers in the West African sub-region, but also enable ISPs and virtual network operators connect to data centers to provide services to hosted customers. The organization emphasizes deliberate action and a commitment to do what is right, no matter how expensive it is. Getting 100% of its electricity supply from the national grid through private investment means the company can reduce its dependence on burning fossil fuels. In addition, even before construction began, the organization ensured that the data center was positioned in a location easily accessible to the national network.
“As the market leader in data center solutions, MDXi ensures that energy efficiency and environmental sustainability are a major aspect of our centers, such as the future Lekki 2 and Sagamu data centers and the new Appolonia data center. (Accra) which received its level III design. certifications and will be ready for commissioning in a few weeks, ”Adegbiji added.
The company also reported that strategic efforts are underway to explore other green initiatives such as using solar power to generate power for additional facilities at the MDXi data center located in Lagos, Nigeria. , in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and Accra, Ghana.
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