Oman’s largest commercial data centre to come up in Jebel Akhdar

Caption - Abdull Hakeem al Muslahi (left) and Ali al Lawati (Supplied photo)

Muscat - 

A leading data centre hosting services company in Oman, Data Mount is planning to establish the largest commercial data centre in the country in Jebel Akhdar.

The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cisco, which will provide data centre technology and enable Data Mount design, deploy and secure its next-generation cloud services in a data centre in Oman’s famous green mountains - Jebel Akhdar.

The MoU establishes a framework for closer collaboration between Cisco and Data Mount, leveraging Cisco’s innovative networking, data centre and security infrastructure solutions, cloud hardware and managed services for cloud and collaboration. The MoU also outlines a number of potential areas for strategic cooperation to deliver state-of-the-art cloud services in the data centre.

“In line with the Digital Oman Strategy, more businesses are looking at cloud computing as an enabler on their digital transformation journeys. To meet the ever-increasing demand of Omani companies to host their critical IT infrastructure in the cloud, we are planning to build a brand new data centre in Jebel Akhdar. From there, we will offer customers the option to store their data securely in the cloud inside the country,” said Abdull Hakeem al Muslahi, deputy chairman, Data Mount.

“Cisco, as a global technology leader and an expert in intelligent data centre technology, is the perfect company to help us in this project. We look forward to working closely with them and leveraging their knowledge, expertise, innovative technologies, best practices and skilled resources. From this new data centre, we plan to offer cloud and disaster recovery services to government organisations and enterprises, with a strong focus on the banking industry.”

The new data centre in Jebel Akhdar, located in the Al Hajar mountain range will offer a safe and secure location with moderate temperatures, so that Data Mount can save on power consumption and protect its data centre equipment from overheating.

Ali al Lawati, general manager of Cisco Oman, said, “Oman has been at the forefront of prioritising digital transformation, innovation and the adoption of advanced technologies, with cloud computing leading the charge. We are excited to collaborate with Data Mount and help them establish an innovative and intelligent data centre of the future.

“One of the fundamental principles of the next-generation data centre is the ability to dynamically deliver business critical applications. Massive data volumes, speed of access and the longevity of data are key drivers for the transformation of data centres in the region.”

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