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Dubai airport benefits from Modular Data system made by China's Huawei

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-02-14 10:44

DUBAI - Dubai Airports, the holding company of Dubai International Airport, benefited from the world's first Tier III certified Modular Data Centre Complex (MDCC) made by China's Huawei, state news agency WAM reported.

Dubai Airports, the holding company of Dubai International Airport said on Tuesday that China's ICT giant Huawei has successfully completed the world's first Tier III certified Modular Data Centre Complex (MDCC) for the world's third busiest airport.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, the chairman of Dubai Airports and chief executive officer of Dubai's government-controlled carrier Emirates Airline, toured the new facilities.

The project, led by Dubai Airports, was delivered in just more than 400 days, to coincide with UAE's month of innovation being observed during February, said WAM.

The complex is equipped with "next generation technologies" to ensure the highest levels of availability, maintainability, resilience and seamless business continuity to support DXB's growing and complex operation, added WAM.

Dubai Airports worked closely with Huawei to design and build the Tier III pre-fabricated data centre incorporating smart operations and intelligent management platforms to host critical IT systems.

"The new facility will provide a stable and reliable environment for Dubai Airports to host its private cloud," the airport said in a statement.

"With over 240,000 passengers and 1,100 flights per day, zero downtime and hundreds of internal and external systems to manage, high reliability and resilience are critical requirements for Dubai Airports' business technology infrastructure," said Michael Ibbitson, executive vice-president of Dubai Airports.

Earlier last week, DXB said the number of passengers reached 88.2 million in 2017, an increase of 5.5 percent year-on-year.

Alaa ElShimy, the managing director and vice-president of Huawei Enterprise Middle East, hailed its MDCC as "one of the most advanced and unique Tier III certified data centers in the world that will ensure highest levels of availability, maintainability, resiliency and seamless business continuity."

In recent years, Huawei has taken a lead in providing cloud computing and data solutions for Smart City projects across Gulf countries.

Dubai aims to provide paperless government solutions and become the world's smartest city by 2021.

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