Business Connexion (BCX) has launched its secure cloud computing services in Lagos.
BCX is working in close co-operation with approved local resellers to develop regular releases of applications, which are high on the priority list of the Nigerian SMEs.

BCX’s first data centre, based in Ikeja, Lagos, will initially offer IT infrastructure as a service, messaging as a service, SharePoint as a service and Lync as a service. It also offers private cloud services to enterprises and government.

The rationale behind using a locally based data centre facility is to ensure customer data is kept in country, bandwidth cost is kept to a minimum, applications are not impacted by network latency and a Nigerian based service for Nigerians, says BCX CEO Benjamin Mophatlane.

“We are really excited to launch these offerings in Nigeria today, because it is the realisation of our continued growth and development strategy for Africa.

“Nigeria’s economy has shown robust growth over the past decade and we have noted that key drivers of growth lie squarely in the telecommunications, construction, tourism, manufacturing, mining, agriculture and wholesale and retail trade, all areas in which our business provides ICT solutions,” Mophatlane adds.

Business Connexion has partnered with Parallels and Rackspace, both worldwide leaders in hosting and cloud service enablement.