President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commissioned the 41-terabyte national tier-4 Data Center in Kano.
At the commissioning, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Ali Isa Pantami said the data centre was the first of its kind in northern Nigeria and the best so far in the country.
“The reliability of data collection of the facility is 99.99% so it is almost a hundred per cent reliable,” he said.
Professor Pantami added that the centre would improve the digital economy, provide job opportunities and enhance cyber security.
The Minister also noted that the project would support the country to consolidate the gains of the digital economy.
The centre, which Pantami described as a technology-upgraded facility, is, according to him, built to provide more storage facilities for both public and private sectors across the country, with its 41 terabytes of memory capacity and 2.2-petabyte storage capacity.
“Government has its main data centre in Abuja, another one in the South, which is a backup, and this is another one in the North West.
“That of Abuja and the South were established some years ago. But this centre here is higher because it is a tier-four data centre. The one we have in Abuja is a tier-three data centre.
"So, this is an upgrade of the existing data centres we have in the country in both private and public sectors. It is world-class,” daily news 24 quoted the Minister," he said.
The project was executed by Galaxy Backbone Limited.
Buhari in the early hours of Monday commissioned one of the eight projects, the Dala Inland Dry Port in the state.
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