IPI Solutions Nigeria Limited, an IT company with expertise in digital transformation, cybersecurity and advisory consulting, has officially launched a web hosting platform – Tucana.NG, aimed at solving difficulties and simplifying the processes associated with a web host.
“Tucana.NG was built as a result of the observation in the tech industry in Nigeria, which is so disorganized that people host in different places, especially outside the country, as well as users’ complaints usually on constant downtime and poor customer support” says CEO of IPI Solutions Nigeria Limited, Mr. Adamu Garba.
“Being a 1-Tier CSP Microsoft Partner, which over a long period of time, has built an industry practice around data center solutions including hosting for different applications at the enterprise level, there was a need to develop a product that will give this enterprise experience to small businesses.”
In Nigeria, one of the major challenges users encounter is the lack of effective 24/7 technical support. IPI Solutions Nigeria Limited has a proven track record of more than 10 years in delivering enterprise-level support to customers, which will extend to Tucana users. Therefore, users will have 24/7×365 billing and technical support via live chat, email and telephone calls.
Tucana.NG is designed to be the fastest, reliable and most secure web host in Africa, Nigeria particularly. The replication site, Microsoft Azure is the largest server farm in the world with more than 140 data centers globally and a presence in each continent of the world. Hence, websites hosted on Tucana have Azure grade 99.9% uptime.
In a bid to resolve the traffic within the Nigerian web space, its primary extension.NG was chosen. “This is because we want the traffic to be regulated in Nigeria. One of the ways we want to accomplish this is by hosting DNS server ourselves. We also have accreditation with NIRA as one of the .NG premium providers which as a result, makes our domain cheaper” says Mr. Garba. “Although, the host of the entire platform is Azure, the traffic and all the information that traverses over the network is resolving within our locally the DNS servers in our virtual online network, the domain host and the content in a given pool. This is to give a unique Nigerian experience to the globe and global experience back to Nigeria with standard industry practice, while all the content is still regulated and monitored through our virtual network host (Azure) and DNS Servers” he further explains.
The growing rate of the digital transformation of businesses shows that business owners are becoming more enlightened of the endless opportunities to tap from by having a brand identity online, than in the past. The interface is made easy and friendly so that users with little technical knowledge can find their way around the platform, while tech professionals can get their job done faster.
Our principal target is to get as many companies and individual as possible to have a unique, optimized and verifiable presence online. We also plan to ensure most small businesses come into the formal economy by having an online communication window to their customers.
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Nigerian startups raised $17.6m in Q1 2019, 8.5% higher than they did in Q1 2018. Find out more in the latest quarterly edition of the Nigerian Startup Funding Report here.