Dell opens Dubai solutions centre

Launch marks Dell’s first centre in Middle East

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Dell opens Dubai solutions centre  His Excellency Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shihhi, Under Minister of the Economy (second left) officially opened the solutions centre.
By  Stephen McBride Published  January 15, 2014

Dell today announced the opening of its Dubai Solution Centre, a complex built for EMEA customers to explore, test and deploy the company's technology offerings.

The 330-square-metre facility is Dell's 14th solutions centre, the others being in Silicon Valley, California, US; New York City, US; Limerick, Ireland; Shanghai, China; Austin, Texas, US; Washington, DC, US; Singapore; Chicago, Illinois, US; Tokyo, Japan; Frankfurt, Germany; Paris, France; Sydney, Australia; and satellite sites in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Bracknell, UK.

The Dubai facility houses a data centre, customer meeting rooms and labs and highlights a range of cloud computing, software, data centre and end-user computing solutions. 

"Technology and innovation are two key pillars in the ongoing growth of the UAE," said His Excellency Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehhi, Undersecretary, UAE Ministry of the Economy, who officially opened the solutions centre today.

"This is particularly true in view of the country's efforts to create an innovations and knowledge economy. We are delighted that companies like Dell are helping us realise this goal."

The centre also marks part of Dell's ongoing expansion in the Middle East, following its relocation to new offices late last year.

"I think it would be incorrect for us to look at [Dubai Expo] 2020 as the only exciting part of the UAE," said Dave Brooke, general manager, Dell Middle East.

"We work in an incredibly dynamic region - a region that is pushing the boundaries of technology every single day. It is a region where customers challenge [Dell] on a global level about technologies and solutions."

The new facilities have allowed Dell to consolidate much of its current Middle East operations and create a regional hub for the company's expanding team, as well as partners and customers. Dell has acquired several companies as part of its solutions strategy including Everdream, Force10, KACE, Ocarina, Scalent, SonicWALL, WYSE and Zing.

Through a network of global Solution Centres, Dell is helping customers architect, validate and build solutions from the data centre to the edge of the network. Dell Solution Centre's offer on-site resources and experts who can assist customers with proof of concept testing prior to deployments, in order to ensure that the solutions work in the customer's environment. To date, more than 15,000 customer engagements have been completed at Dell Solution Centres around the world.

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