Data centre provider, Rack Centre, has achieved a Business Continuity Management Certification, the ISO 22301:2012. The latest certification which is globally recognised by British Standard Institute, (BSI) has put the data centre on a pedestal that allows them to stand side by side with global data centres.
Speaking on the certification, Managing Director, BSI Middle East and Africa, Theuns Kotzé, said: “In today’s volatile world, understanding what it takes to ensure the survival and prosperity of an organisation can be more challenging than ever. By achieving ISO 22301:2012 Certification for Business Continuity Management, Rack Centre demonstrates its commitment to improve information resilience and minimize the operational impact of disruptive incidents. On behalf of BSI, I would like to congratulate Rack Centre for achieving ISO 22301:2012 certification and for your ongoing commitment to continual improvement.”
Expressing his delight in securing such a coveted certification, Managing Director, Rack Centre, Ayotunde Coker, said: “this is a key milestone for Rack Centre and underpins our commitment to excellence and business continuity.”
To obtain the certification, Rack Centre partnered with Deloitte, the internationally recognised professional services firm which provided consulting, implementation and certification services.
In his congratulatory message, Deloitte said: “We understand that this marks a turning point in Rack Centre’s journey in maintaining the competitive edge and customer’s delight. It had been a tremendous learning experience for us all and it is heart-warming to see all the hard work resulting in this success.”
The ISO 22301:2012 certification is designed to protect a business from threats to business continuity and proactively put plans in place ahead of time to prevent such threats impacting on the smooth running of that business or to keep the business running during crises and improve recovery time.
Rack Centre is a Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre offering carrier-neutral colocation services. It is the most connected in Africa with connections to over 27 of the major carriers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country and direct connection to all undersea cables serving the South Atlantic Coast of Africa.