EITC's du to launch two new UAE-based data centres in 2021

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du, the UAE-based integrated telco owned by Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) is to launch two new data centres in the early months of 2021.

The new facilities are tipped to support the UAE's government and financial organisations as demand for managed service providers continues to increase.

The facilities will be located in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) and the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), both out-of-town mega developments intended to host and serve businesses and corporates from multiple sectors.

du said both will provide high-performance connectivity and computing power when operational, delivering value through competitively priced ICT services.

Both facilities are scheduled to open in Q1 of next year.

du's chief new business and innovation officer, Farid Faraidooni, 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," Faraidooni added.