By Olusegun Abolaji Ogundeji, IDG News Service

MDX-i, a subsidiary of MainOne, West Africa’s largest data center, is leaning on  Microsoft's Azure to launch a service to help meet the computing infrastructure needs of companies deploying private, public or hybrid clouds from its Tier III Data Center in Lagos.

MDX-i is looking to ensure quick provision of infrastructure for businesses and government agencies that want to cut delivery time for on-demand applications and services.

MDX-i wants to leverage MainOne’s submarine and growing terrestrial network, including fiber coverage, to deliver services to a growing installed base of enterprises and government agencies in Nigeria and Ghana. MDX-i offerings could soon reach Cameroon, to which MainOne recently extended its submarine fiber cable.

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