Data centers are designed to house a large amount of IT equipment used to store and process important applications or data. A data center typically contains servers, storage sub-systems, routers, firewalls, uninterruptible power supplies, cooling systems, fire control equipment, backup generators, and external network connections. Unlike a server room that is normally located in a room at an organization’s headquarters, a data center is an entire building dedicated to storing computer equipment for use by one or more organizations.
In this age of heavy reliance on technology, especially on IT solutions, data centers play a critical role. This article looks at Nigeria’s data center real estate sector with specific reference to considerations for building or leasing of data centers in Nigeria.
Overview of data center real estate in Nigeria
The Nigerian data center market is one of the fastest-growing markets in Africa. Increasing…