Huawei completes world’s first modular Tier III certified datacentre at Dubai Airports

By Arun Shankar   14 February, 2018
Huawei completes world’s first modular Tier III certified datacentre at Dubai Airports

The new facility will provide a stable and reliable environment for Dubai Airports to host its private cloud.

Dubai Airports announced the successful completion of the world’s first Tier III certified, Modular Datacentre Complex at Dubai International following a tour of the new facility by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports. The project was led by Dubai Airports and delivered by Huawei, in just over 400 days to coincide with UAE’s month of innovation being during February.

The complex is equipped with next generation technologies to ensure the highest levels of availability, maintainability, resilience and seamless business continuity to support Dubai’s growing and complex operations. Dubai Airports worked closely with Huawei to design and build the Tier III pre-fabricated datacentre incorporating smart operations and intelligent management platforms to host critical IT systems. The new facility will provide a stable and reliable environment for Dubai Airports to host its private cloud. The Modular Datacentre Complex is the world’s first modular datacentres that will be certified by the Uptime Institute to Tier III for design and construction.

“With over 240,000 passengers and 1,100 flights per day, zero downtime and hundreds of internal and external systems to manage, high reliability and resilience are critical requirements for Dubai Airports’ business technology infrastructure,” said Michael Ibbitson, Executive Vice President. “This centre boosts our operational efficiency and powers our ability to grow, innovate and enhance the customer experience.”

The Dubai datacentre is the first of two planned modular facilities that Huawei will build for Dubai Airports. Together, they will operate as a pair of mirrored Tier III datacentres interconnected through a dedicated fibre optic link that will provide high-level resilience and availability to support the critical operations of Dubai Airports. The timeline for the second facility has yet to be finalised.

Alaa ElShimy, Managing Director and Vice President, Huawei Enterprise Middle East said, “Huawei is proud to have worked with Dubai Airports to deliver this exceptional facility. It is one of the most advanced and unique Tier III certified datacentres in the world that will ensure highest levels of availability, maintainability, resiliency and seamless business continuity.”


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