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Emirates NBD, du strike co-location services deal

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Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, du, has entered into a ten-year co-location agreement with Emirates NBD to provide the organisation with third party data centre co-location services in the UAE.
Emirates NBD will benefit from du’s ‘always-on’ and resilient data centre infrastructure which is supported by high-speed connectivity. Besides optimising operational expenses, Emirates NBD also gains direct access to a vital data centre ecosystem.
Abdulla Qassem, Group Chief Operating Officer at Emirates NBD, said, “Our long-term collaboration with du will significantly enhance our ICT infrastructure and give us a definitive edge among peers in the region. As a banking leader, Emirates NBD aims to be at the forefront of technology optimisation in line with global best practice, and our partnership with du aligns with these objectives. Additionally, this agreement will significantly reduce our business costs and boost service and business efficiencies.”
Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du, said, “As a managed services provider, we can help optimise and consolidate Emirates NBD’s data centre co-location facilities more efficiently and with economies of scale that eventually will enable them in their expansion and growth plans.”

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