Huawei, DSI to collaborate on regional data centres

Companies to combine resources on delivery of turnkey rollouts

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Huawei, DSI to collaborate on regional data centres Dong Wu, vice president Huawei Enterprise Middle East, and Khaldoun Tabari, CEO, DSI at the signing of the partnership agreement.
By  Stephen McBride Published  October 27, 2013

China-based solutions provider Huawei has signed a partnership deal with engineering company Drake & Scull International (DSI) to jointly deliver data centre technology through a new turnkey solution.

The alliance follows discussions held at this month's GITEX Technology Week and is expected to combine Huawei's experience in enterprise ICT infrastructure with DSI's operational capabilities in data centre development.

The new agreement was formalised by Dong Wu, vice president Huawei Enterprise Middle East, and Khaldoun Tabari, CEO, DSI.

"We are living in an era of big data with organisations in the region demanding infrastructure and networks that need to be highly secure, scalable and reliable," said Dong.

"As part of Huawei's commitment to cross-industry collaboration and customer-centric innovation, this latest alliance with DSI will enable Huawei to further apply over a decade of experience in data centre solutions to help customers fully maximise their IT potential for delivering on the bottom line." 

"Creating a robust and scalable data centre requires a high level of precision not just in core IT hardware, but also in the design and deployment of that technology within a set project to offer 24-hour operational service," added Tabari.

"Together with Huawei, we look forward to combining the best practices of both our organisations in supporting partners across the MENA region to get the most out of their ICT investments."

In particular, the alliance will see Huawei focus on providing ICT solutions covering IP networking, unified communications and collaborations (UCC) and data centre solutions. DSI will concentrate on providing turnkey EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) design and build solutions.

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