The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on Monday commissioned a 41-terabyte national tier-4 Data Center in Kano.
According to Daily Post, Buhari is currently in Kano State on an official visit to commission eight development projects.
Speaking during the commissioning of the 41-terabyte national tier-4 Data Center, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Ali Isa Pantami stated that the facility was the first of its kind in northern Nigeria.
“The reliability of data collection of the facility is 99.99% so it is almost a hundred per cent reliable,” he said.
Additionally, Prof. Pantami pledged that the center would support the nation in consolidating the benefits of the digital economy by advancing the digital economy, creating job opportunities, and enhancing cybersecurity.
With its 41 terabytes of memory capacity and 2.2 petabytes of storage capacity, the center, which Pantami described as a technologically advanced facility, is allegedly designed to provide more storage facilities for both the public and commercial sectors throughout the nation.
“Government has its main data centre in Abuja, another one in the South, which is a backup, and this is another one in the North West.
“That of Abuja and the South were established some years ago. But this centre here is higher because it is a tier-four data centre. The one we have in Abuja is a tier-three data centre. So, this is an upgrade of the existing data centres we have in the country in both private and public sectors. It is world-class,” Pantami disclosed