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Digital Transformation drives data centre modernisation in MENA region

Data centre spend in the Middle East and North Africa will reach a record-high of nearly US$5 billion in 2019, industry experts have announced. This comes as organisations drive data centre modernisation as the foundation of their Digital Transformation. In 2019, the Middle East and North Africa’s data centre systems spend will grow by 2% […]


du selects Cisco to build a unified cloud across multiple data centres

du, a telecom provider from the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), in collaboration with Cisco, has announced the launch of a Unified Cloud Fabric that combines du’s state of the art data centres across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) into a single cohesive multi-site, multi-geographical cloud using Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Cisco’s intent-based networking solution […]


MDC BMS increases efficiencies with Pure Storage solution

UAE-based MDC Business Management Services, a Mubadala company, deployed Pure Storage’s FlashArray//X which now serves as the backbone of the company’s data centre infrastructure. It has enabled Mubadala’s MDC BMS to make faster, better decisions which ultimately allows the company to grow its asset base and maintain its global leadership position. MDC Business Management Services […]


Telco edge data centres: Laying the foundation for the Smart City

Data volume, mobility and the Internet of Things all require decentralised computing power as an extension to hyperscale data centres. Shibu Vahid, Head of Technical Operations, R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa talks further about this shift to the edge and how telcos can help prepare for it. The growth in private and business data […]


Equinix and Omantel enter agreement to build new data centre

Earlier this year Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, and Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), announced a joint venture to develop a new network-dense data centre that will be located in Barka, near Muscat. This joint venture will establish the first world-class, carrier-neutral hub in Oman where carriers, content providers and cloud providers co-locate […]


Ankabut launch Microsoft’s Azure Stack in collaboration with Huawei

Ankabut, the UAE’s Advanced National Research and Education Network (NREN) offering academic institutions connectivity to other education networks around the world, and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has partnered to launch a cutting-edge new cloud solution in the UAE, Microsoft’s Azure Stack. This will be […]


Data Mount to build Oman’s largest data centre using Cisco technology

Cisco has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Data Mount, a leading data centre hosting services company in Oman. Data Mount is planning to establish the largest commercial data centre in the country to date. Through its partner ecosystem, Cisco will provide data centre technology and help enable Data Mount to […]


Dell Technologies launches new products for the modern data centre

Dell Technologies is launching several new breakthrough Dell EMC storage and server products backed by a comprehensive services portfolio. These new products are designed to address a wide range of traditional and emerging data centre workloads to help customers drive better business outcomes. As organisations race to capitalise on the benefits of emerging technologies ahead […]


Bank Audi adds business agility through VMware’s virtual machines

Based in Beirut, Bank Audi is a commercial bank in Lebanon and one of the fastest growing banks in the region. With a sizable presence in Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, France, and Switzerland, Bank Audi offers a range of products and services that cover commercial and corporate banking, retail and individual banking, on-line […]


Veeam: embracing digital transformation to meet the needs of the always-on enterprise

A hot topic for organisations in the Middle East, digital transformation. It is signalling big changes for how the modern, always-on enterprise runs their business. It promises to bring with it opportunities to embrace new technologies, leading to improved efficiency. Digital transformation is seen as a big investment, and businesses are increasingly demanding more from […]


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