Du and Batelco launched a joint venture called Arc to provide interconnected data centre solutions for carrier, cloud and content providers and major enterprise companies in the Middle East.
“The challenge for network-centric businesses in the Middle East is to connect, optimise and control their services while having presence as close as possible to users,” said Mahesh Jaishankar, CEO designate at Arc.
Arc minimises the complexities of regional hub connectivity through developing a single platform for developing agile network ecosystems. It offers access to data networks and data centre infrastructures across the region.
Arc is offering connectivity solutions to over 30 points of presence (POPs) across the Middle East, Asia and Europe, integrated with data centres in the UAE and Bahrain.
Adel AlDaylami, chief global officer of Batelco Global, said: “Arc supports customers with a solution that includes global points of presence, data centres, multiple subsea cable systems and all major hubs across the region.”