Emir of Gombe tours Galaxy Backbone network monitoring and operations centre

The Emir of Gombe HRH, Alh. Abubakar Shehu Abubakar on Friday took a tour of Galaxy Backbone Network Monitoring and Operations Centre and the Government Approved Tier III Data Centre run by Galaxy Backbone

In his welcome address, the Managing Director / CEO Prof. Muhammad Bello Abubakar, he said that Galaxy Backbone is the information technology and shared services provider of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“We were also charged with the responsibility of building a common services platform consisting of in-country and offshore VSAT hubs, a data center, a Federal Capital metro fiber backbone and multiple redundant internet gateways.

“A substantial amount of work has been done in this regard and recognizable impact noticed across the federal government agencies.

“We can state there has been a lot of improvement in the way government communicates with government especially through the deployment of Virtual Federal Executive Council meeting due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Prof. Abubakar reiterated.

Prof. Abubakar further said that Galaxy Backbone has built and operates the National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone; a cross-country optical fibre backbone. In its first phase, which has been completed, commissioned and covers a distance of 1484 km, the backbone spans 13 states across the South East, South South, North Central and South West of Nigeria with base stations installed in 17 cities.

“The Services on the infrastructure include Internet Bandwidth, Clear Channel, Dark Fiber, Lastmile connectivity, Video Conferencing, Prof. Abubakar said.

The Emir of Gombe later took a tour of the facilities at the National Shared Services Center (NSSC), the only Uptime Institute Certified Tier III data center within the nation’s public sector.

Our Data Center & Cloud Services consist of Co-location of Servers, Cloud Back-up, Cloud Storage, Disaster Recovery among others.

Our Data center features include: Reliable & Efficient & Scalable, Available Back-Up/Disaster Recovery facility, 128 rack real estate, scale-able to 512 racks, Modular data center design, 600KW of Cooling available, scale-able to 2800KW, 825KW of power, scale-able to 2000KW, A team of certified and well trained Data center experts, 99.982% Uptime, Ability to support carrier class infrastructure, Optimized internet connectivity, Cutting edge, round the clock logical and physical security, with biometric access control, Diesel Generators that can run for 14 days non-stop if public powers fail totally and Robust fuel contracts in case of disruptions to supply

The operations and procedures of the Centre are in compliance with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 compliant.

The Emir of Gombe, HRH, Alh Abubakar Shehu Abubakar was full of joy after the tour of the facilities National Shared Services Center.

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