First Mod­u­lar Data Cen­ter

Beijing Review - - This Week -

China’s in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy (ICT) gi­ant Huawei and Dubai Air­ports, the gov­ern­ment­con­trolled hold­ing com­pany of the Dubai In­ter­na­tional Air­port, said on Oc­to­ber 17 that they had agreed to build the world’s first “Tier III cer­ti­fied Mod­u­lar Data Cen­ter Com­plex (MDCC)” at the big­gest civil avi­a­tion hub in the Mid­dle East.

The de­sign-and-con­struct con­tract was signed ear­lier on Oc­to­ber 17 dur­ing the Gi­tex Tech­nol­ogy Week, one of the world’s big­gest an­nual ICT trade shows.

The project will serve the world’s busiest in­ter­na­tional air­port, which served around 78 mil­lion pas­sen­gers in 2015.

“The Dubai In­ter­na­tional Air­port data cen­ter will be the first of two planned mod­u­lar fa­cil­i­ties that Huawei will build for Dubai Air­ports,” they added.

In con­trast to a tra­di­tional data cen­ter, a mod­u­lar data cen­ter can be flex­i­bly de­ployed where data stor­age ca­pac­ity is in need and cus­tomers can scale the ex­ist­ing cen­ter by adding data stor­age mod­ules, ac­cord­ing to Huawei.

They will pro­vide a “sta­ble and re­li­able en­vi­ron­ment for Dubai Air­ports to host its pri­vate cloud.” The MDCC will be the world’s first mod­u­lar data cen­ter cer­ti­fied by the Up­time In­sti­tute to Tier III for de­sign and con­struc­tion.

The first fa­cil­ity will be con­structed at the Dubai In­ter­na­tional Air­port in 2017. The time sched­ules for the other data cen­ter have yet to be con­firmed.

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