Posted on October 31, 2016

Ooredoo’s Qatar Data Centre will mark ten years of service at the end of 2016, and the company is set to launch a major campaign highlighting its contribution to the development of Qatar’s knowledge-based economy and key role in nurturing future solutions.

Officially launched in 2006, the Qatar Data Centre was the first facility in Qatar to offer businesses a full suite of enterprise services. It has evolved into one of the most important technology assets in Qatar’s drive to become a truly “smart” nation, supporting a wave of breakthrough technologies and delivering total control and security for customers’ digital and data assets.

Growing from a single site in 2006, the Qatar Data Centre is now hosted in five locations across Qatar with a total space of around 60,000 square feet, connected by Cloud technology and powered by the award-winning Ooredoo Supernet. It has developed into a global facility, using strategic partnerships to provide customers with access to more than 30 data centres in nine countries, reflecting the international trajectory of Qatar’s most important businesses.

Yousuf Abdulla Al-Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “The Ooredoo Data Centre has proved to be an incredibly versatile facility, enabling companies to design, deploy, and manage systems, networks and applications. It has ensured business continuity and delivered stable growth for many of Qatar’s strategic enterprises. As we head towards our tenth anniversary and celebrate one of the most successful years in the facility’s history, we are launching a special campaign to celebrate its and our customers’ shared achievements.”

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The Qatar Data Centre facilities have been designed in compliance with Tier-3 standards and provides local and regional organisations with a full range of services including Hosting & Co-location, Cloud Services, Data Backup & Restoration, Managed Storage, Email and Web Security and more. In-line with its strategy to become an ICT engine for Qatar and the region, Ooredoo continues to support the launch of new breakthrough technologies for customers. A new range of ‘Managed Services’ is now available, which can manage, maintain and monitor all hosted customer infrastructure, business services, and applications.

In addition, Ooredoo has announced major enhancements to its data centre portfolio, including the ‘Ooredoo Colocation Service’ which helps customers to safeguard servers, applications and data with the highest levels of security, the ‘Ooredoo Managed Storage Services’ which provides data storage with data protection for server systems, and Managed Backup and Storage Services, which allow customers to copy, protect, and secure mission-critical data.

Ooredoo’s Qatar Data Centre ten year anniversary campaign will highlight the facility’s role in enabling Qatar’s growth. In addition, it will promote the company’s plans to evolve Qatar Data Centre’s role in the onward growth and development of ICT in Qatar for the future.