The Chinese telecom giant, Huawei, built a tier III certified modular data center complex for supporting the daily growing operations of Dubai Airport. The facility received the certification from Uptime Institute. The complex allows a planned maintenance and doesn’t interfere with the operation of IT Hardware and can be maintained concurrently. The first tier III facility was built in Spain for T-systems in March 2014. The Spanish design firm PQC designed the facility supported and powered by Vertiv (then Emerson Network Powers) in Croatia. It was then shipped to Spain where it was finally installed.
The 400 Days Of Work
Modular data centers take lesser time for construction as compared to other traditional facilities. Also, it can be shipped easily especially to places where there are construction constraints. The announcement of the project was made in October 2016 and was completed to coincide with the Dubai Innovation Month which is celebrated in February. It took 400 days to construct this modular facility.
Dubai Airport caters to over 240,000 passengers and 1,100 flights every day. It is the biggest civil aviation hub in the region. It has to manage hundreds of both internal and external systems. This fulfills highly critical requirements for all business technology infrastructure.
What Does It Do?
Modular data center complex will boost the operational efficiency of Dubai International Airport to boost their ability for growth and innovation. It will enhance the experience of customers and flyers of Dubai Airport.
Huawei will be building one more modular data center complex for Dubai International Airport. Once these both get online, high-speed fiber will connect both the sites. This will enable disaster recovery functionality along with advanced backup. No date has yet been set for the expansion. Dubai Airport has worked closely with Huawei for building this tier III certified modular data center. This data center will enhance the efficiency of the airport in many ways.
It requires this new data center for hosting all their private cloud environment. Flyers are looking forward to the enhanced customer experience and the world is eager to see the changes it is going to bring forth in the functionality of UAE’s biggest civil aviation hub.
We might even see this technology being introduced to other worldwide airports in near future. By taking this step Huawei has initiated a very good thing in Dubai as it will also benefit many Data Recovery in Dubai as they will also get to recover the data and provide the best service.