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Dubai to host datacentres, cloud summit

DUBAI, November 7, 2018

Over 150 senior IT professionals from the region will attend the Future Datacentres and Cloud Infrastructure Summit in Dubai, UAE, which will focus on the trend witnessed in this growing industry, the opportunities and challenges present in operating an effective IT infrastructure.

To be hosted by Expotrade Global, the two-day event kicks off on April 8 at Habtoor Grand Resort.

The summit will see experts discuss and share insights on the topics pertaining to the future of datacentres, datacentre colocation, protecting datacentre in the cybersecurity age besides the importance of datacentre architecture and disaster recovery and the preference of the industry cloud computing or datacentre.

According to experts, digitisation of business models across industries has led to the creation of massive amounts of data sets.

To manage these data sets that have a crucial impact on businesses, it is important to have a robust, secure and effective IT infrastructure in place as datacentres quite literally serves as a large reservoir of data, they stated.

In a world where all businesses heavily depend on data, the importance of maintaining and operating a datacentre effectively cannot be emphasised enough. According to market reports, the global datacentre market size is expected to reach approximately $174 billion by 2023.

The Middle East region is expected to witness the highest growth in datacentre construction, with a heavy preference shown towards colocation facilities. The dynamic growth for datacentres in this region is attributed to organisations across various industries undertaking measures to improve its business processes while maintaining cost efficiency, said the reports.

Reports indicate that at least nine public cloud datacentres are scheduled to be operational in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region in the coming year. Infact, given the region’s adoption of cloud infrastructure, industry reports indicate that this sector is set to reach $8.79 billion by 2022.

Industry leaders Ahmad Mohd Darwish Al Emadi, chief information officer, Dubai Municipality; Kumar Prasoon, group chief information officer (CIO), Safeer Group – Century Malls; Faisal Ali, group chief information officer, Gargash; Frank Watts, chief information officer, Al Tayer Group; Jayesh Maganlal, head of IT Infrastructure, cloud and operations, Majid Al Futtaim Properties; and Hashim Saeed, head of information technology, Azizi Group, are the top speakers at this event.

Brad Hariharan, regional director, Expotrade Middle East, said: “The summit will provide a platform for highlighting the importance of datacentres in this region.”

“With the growing market demand, we believe this event will prove to be a valuable platform for all relevant stakeholders to network with other industry peers and engage in discussions on where this industry is headed and the trends that will shape the datacentre landscape in the region,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service

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