Datamena named Data Centre Project of the Year at Network Middle East Innovation Awards
Ddatamena, the carrier neutral data centre and connectivity platform based in the UAE and serving the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, won the Data Centre Project of the Year award at the recently-held Network Middle East Innovation Awards.
The award was received by Mahesh Jaishankar, Vice President – datamena and Broadcast, du.
“With the launch of datamena in 2012, we have consistently aimed to make it easier to host global infrastructure in the region through innovation and best practices,” said Jaishankar. “Through a dynamic portfolio of more than 50 bluechip customers who use datamena to further their business and reach, we have grown immensely since inception. Being recognised by Network Middle East in this manner is an affirmation of our attempts to continuously deliver a higher quality of service,” he added.
A carrier-neutral data centre, connectivity interchange and services platform, datamena helps carriers, content and service providers to grow across the Middle East and beyond. It is the first major carrier neutral transit and content hub in the Middle East, with solutions including:
•Connectivity – Improve the experience of customers using a wide variety of reliable and resilient bandwidth and Tier 1 transit solutions
•Terrestrial capacity: A growing number of terrestrial cables reach directly into datamena, allowing customers to connect to them through a simple cross-connect.
•Gulfstream AMEER: Alternative route from datamena to Frankfurt, Istanbul and any other PoP (Point of Presence) on Turk Telekom International’s European network. Available as unprotected and protected, in capacities from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps
•MEETS: The regional fiber highway connecting Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar directly to datamena. The latest 100 Gbps technology will allow for cost-effective transport of high capacities within the GCC. MEETS is planned to go live in Q2, 2014
•Diverse Connectivity through KSA and Oman – Through partners in KSA & Oman, datamena can also offer connectivity to neighboring countries including Jordan, Yemen, Palestine, and redundancies.
•Exchanges – Connect directly to a growing ecosystem of carriers, content and cloud providers, business partners and customers.
•Data centre – Reduce operational expenses and connect with more customers by hosting at datamena’s data center facilities, operated in alliance with Equinix.
•du’s Teleport – Named Independent Teleport of the Year 2013 by World Teleport Association
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