Sunday, March 29, 2009

Injazat announced as Patron of the first Data Centre Strategies Forum for the Middle East

Injazat announced as Patron of the first Data Centre Strategies Forum for the Middle East

Abu Dhabi and London, 29 March 2009 – Injazat Data Systems, the leading Information Technology and business process managed services provider in the UAE and the Middle East, has been announced as the Patron of the first Data Centre Strategies Forum taking place at Injazat’s Abu Dhabi headquarters from June 2 to 3, 2009.

The Forum will offer a timely focus on data centre strategies for operators, users and sector companies in the region. As sustained development and investment continues in the data centre sector, players are striving to differentiate their service offerings, create new digital hubs and exploit the emerging opportunities offered by cloud computing.

“As the owner of the first Tier IV data centre in the Middle East, we fully understand how today’s business environments require facilities that can rapidly respond and adopt to user needs. At the same time, an increasing emphasis on sustainability throughout the region means that we have to rethink the way we design these centres,” said Ibrahim Mohamed Lari, CEO Injazat.

“In hosting the first Data Centre Strategies Forum, we hope that we can help further accelerate the MENA region’s IT sector by sharing our experiences and expertise in data centres and managed services,” added Lari.

The Forum will provide insight into how data centres can innovate their efficiency to address the pressing issues of power and cooling, green energy, and virtualization.

“This new Forum brings timely recognition to the critical importance of defining strategies for data centres that will underpin the recovery and development of digital markets across the Gulf economies in the years ahead,” commented Philip Low, managing director of BroadGroup, the event organizer.

With an academy of international speakers, experts and delegates from enterprise user companies, operators and owners, technical specialists, investors, vendors and consultancies, Data Centre Strategies will ask vital questions about the latest issues and developments in the sector that impact the business, operation and planning for data centre businesses. The event is researched and organized by international consulting firm BroadGroup with partner Orient Consulting.
Injazat Data Systems is a joint venture between Mubadala Development Co. and EDS, an HP company with 46 years of global expertise in the IT managed services industry. Injazat holds more than 50 per cent of the UAE’s IT outsourcing market and will further raise the level of the Middle East’s managed IT services sector upon the launching of its Tier IV data centre, the first facility of its kind in the region and the only one outside of North America.

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