One of the leading private data center operators in Morocco, N+One, empowers enterprises and content providers to deliver services and content to their end consumers.

Over the past 10 years, N+One has relentlessly worked to introduce state-of-the-art data centers conforming to the highest international standards to the Moroccan market. Despite numerous challenges from both a market maturity perspective and affordability of telecommunications, the company has achieved good progress in making data centers and cloud outsourcing adopted by the IT community, especially in the private sector.

The Challenge

It was important to the company to introduce world-class services to Morocco. When it entered the African market in 2008, colocation was not yet available, so education became an important role for N+One.

It quickly became evident that engaging with Uptime Institute was the right answer. N+One has more than 4,000 square meters of white space with the option to deploy an additional 12,000 square meters in a relatively short time.

"Uptime Institute, the gold standard for Tier Certification, helped us to bring the highest level of international standards to the Moroccan market,” said Amine Kandil, CEO and founder of N+One Datacenters. “From initially helping us to train our staff with the Accredited Tier Designer (ATD) program to the Tier III Certification with first design and then construction, the experience was extremely valuable to our organization and our team.”

The Solution

The N+One team found the tier certification process to be enlightening from both the design and construction sides. The assessments were smooth for the organization, as many had begun the journey with Uptime Institute Educational Training prior to embarking on the certification and assessments.

N+One started the process by training staff as accredited tier designers (ATD) before beginning the certification in order to begin with a strong start and make the overall experience simple and straightforward. The team members felt they knew and understood what needed to be accomplished after acquiring their individual ATD designations.

N+One is a full-service data center with services ranging from plain colo (space and power) to a rich catalogue of value-added services, including private and public cloud and PaaS. Essentially, it boils down to the fact that downtime is not an option. N+One customers include a large number of critical systems that are vital for Morocco.