Rack Centre, one of Africa’s premium colocation data centre has achieved the ISO 22301:2012, Business Continuity Management Certification, joining an elite number of data centre in the world to attain such a feat.

Awarded by the globally recognised British Standard Institute (BSI), the certification is an attestation that Rack Centre has evolved a robust and holistic system for business continuity management.

The ISO 22301:2012 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.

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 minimise 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.”

Delighted 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 Deloitte, the internationally recognised professional services firm which provided consulting, implementation and certification services. Deloitte in its congratulatory message, 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.’’

Rack Centre is the state-of-the-art, Tier III Constructed Facility Certified data centre offering carrier neutral colocation services.  With connection 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, it is said to be the most connected data centre in Africa.