Extreme Networks has announced the launch of a new regional data centre (RDC) in the UAE, to meet growing business needs for faster data transmissions, easy access to cloud solutions and heightened data security. Through AI and machine learning functionality with the ExtremeCloud IQ platform, the RDC enables both government and enterprise customers to run their operations more efficiently while in accordance with local data laws.
The new RDC is one of 18 regional data centres established by Extreme Networks and is expanding the company’s cloud footprint globally. It includes the company’s industry-leading cloud management platform ExtremeCloudIQ, which provides network insights and analytics that help organizations streamline operations, gain visibility into network performance and troubleshoot issues.
The need for data centres in the region continues to grow as local and global companies face added demand for cloud computing, smart services, next-generation e-commerce experiences and remote work capabilities. The UAE also recently announced a landmark federal data protection law in 2022, that requires stricter data protection and storage efforts and also has a “Cloud First” policy, which requires government entities to prioritise cloud solutions when procuring IT services. Extreme’s RDC is crucial to ensuring reliable and low latency services and greater data security and sovereignty.
Maan Al-Shakarchi, Regional Director, Extreme Networks, META, said, “The launch of our new regional data centre in the UAE is proof of our investment in the Middle East’s digital acceleration and our commitment to responding to present and future business needs for large enterprises, schools, government agencies and hospitals, among others. Our solutions provide a digital foundation for businesses to thrive and evolve in an ever-changing technological landscape and with the regional RDC our customers will benefit from increased performance and security. Extreme makes networking simple and flexible and we help our customers make their network a strategic asset to their organization.”