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Data Center Real Estate In Nigeria – Build Or Lease?

By Abutu Odu, Ismaila Shaib Usman and Ayuk Kure


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. There are different kinds of data centers by function of utility. Some are designed and acquired for the internal use of a single organisation, while others offer rental options to multiple organisations for the storage of data.

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.

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