Posted by: Data Economy 

No financials have been disclosed but deals could amount to millions of Dollars, with the Algerian deployment set to become the heart of the Algerian Customs authority.

Chinese multinational Huawei has deployed a modular data centre in Dubai, UAE, and has signed a contract in Algeria to build a new facility as the company continues to expand its reach across the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In Dubai, Huawei has installed a Tier 3 modular data centre for Dubai Airports at Dubai international (DBX) to boost the organisation’s private cloud environment.

The project, which was inspected by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai Airports, took more than 400 days to be completed and it’s the first of two planned modular hubs for delivery.

Michael Ibbitson, EVP at Dubai Airports, said: “With over 240,000 passengers and 1,100 flights per day, zero downtime and hundreds of internal and external systems to manage, high reliability and resilience are critical requirements for Dubai Airports’ business technology infrastructure.

“This centre boosts our operational efficiency and powers our ability to grow, innovate and enhance the customer experience.”

A few thousand kilometres away in Algeria, Huawei has signed a deal with the Public Finance Informatics Agency of the Ministry of Finance to build a data centre for the Algerian Customs.

The project is due competition in six months and capital expenditure has not been disclosed.

The data centre will be used to host the new IT systems that will replace the current Automated Customs Clearance Management Information System (SIGAD), which has been in operation since 1995.

The facility will be used to storage and process the information coming from all the customs’ sites across the country, including, but not limited to, ports, airports, dry ports and border post.

The two data centres in Algeria and UAE follow on from several other deployments Huawei has secured and delivered in the MEA region, including Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Egypt and many more.

 João Marques Lima