Etisalat announces the expansion of its SamrtHub in the UAE

Etisalat today announced the expansion of its SmartHub in the UAE with a state-of-the-art Tier 3 data centre facility at two new locations.

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The opening of the new facilities in Fujairah and Dubai is in line with UAE’s vision to become an ICT and data hub for the region addressing the diverse requirements of global data centres and technology companies. With the launch of the new facilities, Etisalat’s Carrier & Wholesale Services (C&WS) have set a benchmark in the region and is also a testimony to the company’s strategy of ‘Driving the digital future to empower societies’.

Ali Amiri, Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer, Etisalat said: “During this unprecedented period that has challenged both health and economy, global markets are looking at enhancing interconnectivity and adding new capacities for businesses and the entire community. As the biggest neutral carrier hotels, Etisalat’s SmartHub data centers will be an ICT bridge between continents always supporting business-critical activities of global customers.

“The launch and expansion of infrastructure, power and space of our data centers in such a short time frame is a testimony to our efforts to meet the growing demand from existing global customers. We are committed to making ‘SmartHub’ a preferred location for carriers, cloud service providers, Internet exchanges and companies looking for carrier-grade data centers.”

The addition of the space and high-power capacity in Fujairah and Dubai will bring the overall power capacity to more than 10MW with diversified power grid supply complemented with backup systems (N+N power redundancy).

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