EIIC selects data center solution from Dimension Data

Emirates International Investment Company will run two mobile data centers at its remote site

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  February 1, 2009

The Emirates International Investment Company (EIIC), part of National Holding of Abu Dhabi, has deployed a mobile data centre solution from Dimension Data.

The mobile data centre, which consists of two containerized units, was deployed to give EIIC the capacity to run a number of IT projects, including an ERP solution and to implement a disaster recovery strategy.

“EIIC was in the process of rolling out an ERP solution, upgrading a number of IT systems and hardware, and implementing a disaster recovery strategy,” explained Nader Atout, sales director, Gulf Region at Dimension Data.

“In order to accommodate these upgrades, EIIC knew that it had to upgrade its data centre environment as well as build a solid ’high availability’ system in a remote location” added Atout.

Due to a lack of space and adequate power supply at its main office site, and in order to create, EIIC contracted Dimension Data to supply the two mobile data centres and install them at a remote site, for better business continuity.

The two units were built to customer specification including power capacity, cooling capacity, sizing, functionality and tier classification, and commissioned on site in just one week.

EIIC also signed another three-year contract with Dimension Data for onsite support and maintenance for the new data centre equipment.

“Dimension Data welcomed our input and assured us that they understood our requirements. The deployment of the mobile data centres is to take place within the desired timeframe. Dimension Data were professional and we have signed a support and maintenance agreement for the next three years,” said Muhannad Abu-Hassan, CIO, EIIC.

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