Medallion Set to Rebrand to Digital Realty, Opens New Data Centre in Lagos
Medallion Data Centres Limited (‘’Medallion’’), Nigeria’s premier carrier neutral data centre operator, has announced that it will formally rebrand its services and facilities to Digital Realty, one of the largest global providers of Carrier neutral datacenter services, on 27 October 2023 at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
It also announced the opening of its second data centre (“LOS2”) in Lagos. The new state-of-the-art facility will formally open for service on 24 October and will offer customers an additional one megawatt of IT capacity.
LOS2, located on Medallion’s Victoria Island campus, will be interconnected with Medallion’s existing LOS1 data center, currently rated as the most interconnected facility in the West African sub-region and the top peering point for the region. This makes the campus an ideal location for subsea cable, metro fiber, mobile services, over-the-top providers, and the country’s internet exchange, the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (“IXPN”), to connect efficiently in a low latency environment, enabling these connectivity providers to better serve and grow their customer bases. According to IXPN, more than 68% of its traffic is exchanged at Medallion’s data centre in Lagos, demonstrating the important role it plays in Nigeria’s connectivity ecosystem.
LOS2 also provides access to the 2Africa subsea cable system through diverse fiber routes to Medallion’s LKK1 facility, the infrastructure supporting the operations of the 2Africa subsea cable system, thereby enabling reliable, high-speed connections to the new cable’s 46 locations across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
For over a decade, Medallion has been at the forefront of the Nigerian digital economy through the provisioning of carrier neutral data centre services in both Lagos and Abuja. Over that period, the company has solidified its spot as the “go-to” provider for fast, efficient, and cost-effective data centre and connectivity services when time to market and affordability has become essential.
The event to announce the rebranding of the company will host leaders from Nigeria’s telecom and IT industry to celebrate Medallion’s customers, the opening of the new data centre and the rebranding.
The acquisition of Medallion in 2021 marked a significant milestone in Digital Realty’s Pan-African expansion strategy. Since then, the company has committed to invest more than US$2bn over the next decade in Africa’s technology infrastructure and has already progressed acquisitions and expansions aimed at delivering on this commitment, most recently with the acquisition of Teraco in August 2022, South Africa’s leading carrier-neutral data centre and interconnection services provider.