du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has revealed that two state-of-the-art data centers will officially open in Q1 2021 to support UAE government and financial organizations seeking to outsource their data center requirements through a managed service provider. The announcement was made during GITEX Technology Week, which is taking place at Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) from December 6-10. Located in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) and the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), both establishments will provide high-performance connectivity and computing power when operational, delivering value through competitively priced ICT services.
Developed to be agile, flexible, and capable of accommodating the entire national enterprise community, the data centers will be carrier-neutral, enable sub 5ms latency between locations, and offer the most advanced connectivity available with Optical Transport Networks (OTN). Government and financial institutions will benefit from dedicated, reliable, secure, and versatile connections to multiple clouds, including Hyperscalers across the region and many essential services such as business networks.
Farid Faraidooni, Chief New Business and Innovation Officer, du, said: “Partnerships with data center service providers that have interconnectivity fabrics and broad ecosystems of enterprises and service, network, and cloud providers will become essential in the new digital era. At du, we are committed to supporting organizations operating in the government and financial sectors as they strive to achieve their ambitions concerning outsourcing data center requirements. As a trusted managed services operator, our digital infrastructure provides agile, resilient, secure, and scalable solutions through hybrid and multi-cloud, compete managed services, in-country data center services, and software-defined enterprise networks. The new data centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will maximize our capabilities to serve our customers and help them achieve desired objectives.”
The data centers have been designed with full geographical redundancy and robust disaster recovery capabilities to ensure the seamless continuation of services. Additionally, complete security integration will be overseen 24 hours per day, seven days per week, by a team of dedicated and certified data center experts.