Etisalat exclusively leases wholesale data capacity from Gulf Data Hub
Etisalat announced its exclusive strategic long-term wholesale lease agreement with Gulf Data Hub to acquire the full capacity of its Tier III datacentre to provide datacentre services to private enterprises, government entities and cloud service providers.
Gulf Data Hub, part of the UAE based Al Ashram Group claims to be UAE’s first carrier and vendor neutral datacentre facility designed to meet international standards providing equipment room space for its customers datacentre equipment. The hub consists of two custom-built buildings comprising of 3,000 sqm of data space each, located at Dubai Silicon Oasis. It has two phases, a first one with 4.2MW of IT whitespace with immediate available capacity, and a second one of 6MW.
Under this 15-year agreement, Etisalat will have the complete rights to the space at the datacentre and can lease out to partners requiring colocation and cloud facilities. Gulf Data Hub is the 10th datacentre facility commercialised by Etisalat positing it as the leading datacentre colocation and cloud provider in the region.
Speaking on the agreement, Salvador Anglada, Etisalat Chief Business Officer said, “We are excited about today’s agreement as it is a major achievement for Etisalat in the colocation and datacentre industry. This agreement gives our customers wider options in terms of flexibility and capacity. With Etisalat, working closely with its customers in moving to the digital future, datacentre s form an integral part of this business and provides the platform for future growth. This partnership is a testimony to our commitment to help our customers in their digital transformation journey.”
Tarek Al Ashraf, Gulf Data Hub CEO, said, “We are delighted to have signed an agreement with Etisalat, the leader of ICT and Digital services in the UAE. GDH is committed to providing the latest in cutting edge digital datacenter technology and views this partnership as an important stepping stone on our quest to expand into the regional digital space.”