DataMount opens Oman's largest commercial data centre

DataMount opens Oman's largest commercial data centre
Published: 13 December 2018 - 11:06 a.m.
By: Mark Sutton

Datamount has officially opened its new data centre in Oman, the largest commercial data centre in the country.

The new data centre is located at Jebel Akhdar, and has a floor space of 9,000 square meters, to accommodate around 1,000 racks.

The company will leverage the state of the art facility to offer a range of data centre services to the public and private sector in the Sultanate.

The data centre was officially launched at a ceremony attended by His Highness Sayyid Shihab Bin Tariq Al Said, Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan.

The tier 4 data centre was designed by NxtGen Data Center & Cloud Technologies, with Awasr as strategic telecom service provider and Avaya providing cloud communications services. Datamount also signed up with Pulse Information Technologies (Rittal solution provider) for building a mini data center of 20 racks.

Datamount said that it plans to offer a range of services from the facility, including infrastructure services, managed services, DR & BC, and cloud services.

Cloud computing services will be available straight away, while the company expects to go lve with a 20-rack data centre by the second quarter of next year, with the centre completed by Q4 2020.

Dr Tahir Al Kindi, Chairman of the company commented: "Corporates require to focus on their core businesses. The need for cloud services, ICT outsourcing, disaster recovery and other secure ICT-related services has been growing rapidly within the country, due to increasing digital transformation of transactions and customer services."

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