BrandArena: Medallion Data Centre Officially Becomes Digital Realty

Monday 30 October 2023

Medallion Data Centre Officially Becomes Digital Realty

Medallion Data Centre Limited, Nigeria's leading carrier neutral data centre operator, has officially changed its name to Digital Realty.

Medallion was acquired for $29 million in 2021 by Digital Realty, a data centre real estate investment trust in a joint venture with Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Fund. Medallion Data Centre operated two data centres in Lagos and Abuja until its acquisition.

Medallion's official rebranding as Digital Realty took place on Friday, October 27th, 2023 at the Eko & Suites Hotel Victoria Island in the lovely metropolis of Lagos. Dignitaries and leaders from Nigeria's telecom and IT industries converged to commemorate the new alliance and industry milestone.  

 During the rebranding ceremony ENGR. Ikechukwu Nnamani, the Visioner and Founder of Medallion data centre who continues in the capacity expressed his excitement about the new alliance.

“In line with our customers and values, Medallion has now been rebranded as Digital Realty, We have made a strategic decision to align with Digital Reality and we are proud to be part of one of America's largest Public Companies.”

Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, CEO, Digital Realty Nigeria and Mike Hollands, Vice President of Market Development at Digital Realty on stage during the rebranding of Medallion to Digital Realty.

For over a decade, we have 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, as a company, we have solidified our position as the “go-to” provider for fast, efficient, and cost-effective data centre and connectivity services where time to market and affordability have become essential “he said. This is a testament of our commitment to our customers and vision of being a world-class organization in the technology industry. Indeed, it is a new dawn for Nigeria’s telecommunication sector.” He said.

Mike Hollands, Digital Realty’s  Vice President for Market Development who was beyond excited said “It is exciting now that we are able to build and expand on the existing customers and structures to continue to grow and expand the business and to also help make internet infrastructure in Nigeria stronger and better,” Collins said. We are going to take advantage of the huge opportunity to both meet growing customer demand for connectivity in Africa and improve the internet infrastructure that serves over one billion people who don't yet have proper access to the benefits of the Internet,” he added.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc.  headquartered in San Francisco, CA and founded in 2004 operates as a real estate investment trust, and engages in the provision of data centre, colocation and interconnection solutions. It offers services in artificial intelligence (AI), networks, cloud, digital media, mobile, financial services, healthcare, and gaming. In 2023, Digital realty with assets valued at $42billion has generated $4.9 billion revenue and declared profits of $ 373.3 million.

A few days before the official rebranding of Medallion to Digital realty the nation's premier carrier neutral data center operator launched a second data center dubbed LOS2 in Lagos, situated in its Medallion Victoria island campus. The new state-of-the-art facility offers customers an additional one megawatt of IT capacity; this will be connected to the existing LOS1 data centre, currently rated as the most interconnected facility in the West African sub-region and the top peering point for the region.

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