Huawei seals strategic deal with Drake & Scull
Dubai, October 27, 2013
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Drake & Scull International (DSI) a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction, have partnered to help organizations across the Mena region harness the growing potential of data center technology through a new jointly-created turnkey solution.
The strategic alliance follows discussions held between the two organisations at the recent Gitex expo in Dubai, said a statement from Huawei.
It will combine Huawei’s expertise in enterprise ICT infrastructure with Drake & Scull's operational capabilities in data center development as well as their wealth of regional experience as an integrated engineering service provider, the statement added.
The integration of Huawei & DSI services will provide companies with a one-stop turnkey solution to develop large scale data centers across all vertical sectors, said Dong Wu, the VP of Huawei Enterprise Middle East after signing the deal with Khaldoun Tabari, the CEO of Drake & Scull International.
"We are living in an era of big data with organizations in the region demanding infrastructure and networks that need to be highly secure, scalable and reliable, remarked Dong Wu.
"As part of Huawei’s commitment to cross-industry collaboration and customer-centric innovation, this alliance will enable us to further apply over a decade of experience in data center solutions to help customer fully maximize their IT potential for delivering on the bottom line," he added.
Khaldoun Tabari pointed out that creating a robust and scalable data center 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
“Together with Huawei, we look forward to combining the best practices of both our organizations in supporting partners across the Mena region to get the most out of their ICT investments,” he stated.
"In particular, the alliance will see Huawei focus on providing ICT solutions covering IP networking, Unified Communications & Collaborations and Data Centre Solutions. DSI will emphasize providing Turnkey EPC Design & Build solutions, and to undertake all aspects of the development of data centers in collaboration with Huawei," added Khaldoun Tabari.-TradeArabia News Service