Ooredoo has begun the construction of three new state-of-the-art Data Center in Barka, Salalah and Suhar to support local businesses and the community in each area by offering world-leading cloud storage, data recovery and cyber security options.
Launching the foundations of the site in Salalah, the CEO, Noor al Sulaiti and CTIO, Dr Ahmed bin Abdullah al Abri were present with members of Ooredoo’s senior management team.
“Our state-of-the-art data centers mark our progress towards achieving the objectives of Oman’s Vision 2040. Each site forms the cornerstone of the modern infrastructure required to meet the requirements of a rapidly-growing digitally-enabled society and the demand for hosting and digital data processing,” said Dr Ahmed.
In March 2021 the company launched its new flagship Data Centre in Muscat, completing construction well ahead of schedule – a new record for Ooredoo. The center was fully operational immediately and is a Tier 3 data center with a power capacity of 2.5 megawatts.
“Congratulations to Ooredoo Oman who have begun construction on three new state-of-the-art data centers in Barka, Salalah and Sohar to support local businesses and the community in each area by offering world-leading cloud storage, data recovery and cyber security services.
Launching the foundations of the new site in Salalah, CEO Noor Al Sulaiti and CTIO Dr Ahmed Abdullah Al Abri were in attendance with members of #Ooredoo’s senior management team,” the company said in a LinkedIn post.
According to reports, the Data Center provides a local solution for hosting and data processing for both Ooredoo and data2cloud, allowing both organisations to deliver an outstanding experience to customers.
Each of the new Data Centres will be rated as Tier 3 and have a capacity of more than 500 racks, complementing the growing range of technical facilities operated by Ooredoo across the country.
The sites in Salalah and Barka will also provide cable landing facilities to ‘2Africa’ (2AF), the longest subsea cable system ever deployed, and joining a global consortium of communications operators in connecting 33 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe with a submarine cable spanning 45,000 km.
Construction is expected to be ready to accept 2Africa equipment by the end of March 2023 and to be fully operational by the end of August 2023.