Nigeria’s KITS to address challenges of Data Centre Managers


The director of Business and Strategy of a Data Centre Infrastructure Service Provider, KITS Technologies limited, Mr. Energy Efficient Data ProcessingTaofeek Okoya, said recently during a Data Centre Design, Cloud computing and Audit Seminar that the company plans to ensure the Data Centre landscape in Nigeria takes a giant leap with a massive injection of knowledge of best practice Data Centre Design and Operation Management, in an efficient, secure and reliable manner. According to him, this would be done through  massive and aggressive capacity building necessary to equip personnel in charge of data centre build and management. With the emergence of Big Data and the growing Complex Operational decisions being faced by Data Centre Managers that involve power, cooling, rack space and CPU availability in today Data Centre, this knowledge will surely ease the pains of the Data Centre Managers, he explained.

Data Centre Managers faces an enormous challenge in managing the day to day efficient running of the Data centre. Lots of confusing concepts abound in the industry of how best to design, build and run a data centre. Most data centre nowadays prefers to cool the whole Computer Room, but recent studies and research had shown that this norm is rather not efficient and promotes costly but avoidable data centre operational expenditures- OPEX. One essential area often ignored but ranked most significant issues that can ease Data Centre managers headaches are standard Policies, procedures and strict adherence to standardization. In addition, managing facility infrastructure components such as UPS devices, PDUs, chillers, HVACs, generators, branch circuits are one of the numerous tasks that Data Centre Managers face on a day to day basis.

Mr. Taofeek Okoya further affirmed that KITS plan to put behind Data Centre managers biggest operational challenge – power and cooling – through their world class capacity building empowerment scheme which runs all year round wherein in-depth insight of energy efficiency methodology would be exposed. KITS would be hosting banks, Telcos, Infrastructure companies, conglomerates with existing data centers in an intensive capacity building workshop slated for November 25th 2013.