Network International (NI) Africa, an African leader in technology-led payments solutions, has launched its new data centre in Egypt.
According to a press statement issued on Sunday, the new facility was built to address NI Africa’s expansion plan to accommodate business growth in Africa, through which it serves more than 140 banks across 40 countries with premium payment services.
“In line with Network International’s mission and commitment to be the best payments partner for the Middle East and Africa, from serving startups to large corporations and government, our goal is to provide smart and secure payment solutions to help businesses streamline their operations and become more profitable,” said Hany Fekry, Network International Africa’s deputy managing director.
He added that the company has selected Global Peering Exchange (GPX), a Tier 4 provider that is carrier-neutral and offers a fibre-rich connectivity hub, to host and operate the new data centre.
“The private cloud setup features centralised IT resources, as well as collaborative management of virtual servers, shared storage, and network equipment. It also allows for automatic provisioning of computing resources and scalable operations which are required to support smooth capacity expansion and future-proof our growth plans,” said Rafik El Raheb, Network International Africa’s CIO.
Having launched its operations in Egypt in 2004, it quickly became an expert in the market through its payment services and extensive operations across the region. As a result, in 2007, it acquired NPC Egypt (now called Network International Egypt), a specialist in ATM & POS management.