By Mark Sutton
Deal will see TECOM Investments and EMC jointly invest in data centre and hosting infrastructure to serve Dubai free zones
EMC has announced a strategic alliance with Dubai’s TECOM Investments to jointly invest in IT infrastructure for the Emirate.
The alliance, which came about following talks between EMC CEO Joe Tucci and Ahmad Bin Byat, executive chairman of TECOM Investments, will see EMC provide infrastructure, primarily data centres and hosting to enable TECOM to deliver services to business and residents in the economic development zones that it manages.
TECOM Investments is responsible for a number of development zones in Dubai, including Internet City, Media City, Knowledge Village, Dubai Outsource Zone and DuBiotech and Enpark, as well as developing SmartCity zones worldwide.
Abdullatif AlMulla, group CEO of TECOM Investments, said: “We are committed to providing state-of-the-art services to businesses in Dubai. Following a number of successful joint projects between EMC and TECOM subsidiaries, we decided to extend the scope of our partnership to ensure that our customers receive a comprehensive service offering supported by advanced, reliable and efficient IT infrastructure .”
Mohammed Amin, regional manager, EMC Middle East, North West Africa & Turkey, EMC, commented: “The alliance with TECOM Investments is very strategic and confirms our commitment to expand and grow in the region. As the commercial capital of the Middle East, Dubai offers excellent growth prospects and this alliance reflects our continuing confidence in the wellness of the business environment. Our offering will provide companies in Dubai with a range of business benefits and address challenges relating to efficiently and securely storing, protecting and managing their information.
“EMC is proud to work with TECOM and Dubai Holding to design and build efficient and scalable information infrastructure to help them gain maximum value from their investments and achieve optimal utilization,” he added.