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Etisalat Misr selects Raya for new data center infrastructure

Etisalat Misr selected Raya Networks Services to design, implement and prepare its new data center infrastructure.
Raya Holding | 12.06.2014

With a capacity of 145 IT Racks over an area of more than 1000 m2, Etisalat Misr chose Raya Networks Services (RNS), one of Raya IT’s units , to design, implement & prepare Etisalat’s new data center infrastructure on turnkey basis. The scope mainly includes civil works, mechanical system, power system, light current system and Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) system.

As a leading data center systems integrator and solution provider, offering solutions supported by the world’s renowned brands, RNS leveraged on its technical and financial capabilities and resources to deliver a creative data center design with the most competitive price against its competitors based on a rigid study of the customer’s distinctive needs.

In a challenging bidding cycle of 6 months, Raya Networks Services was able to win the deal in February 2014. Raya Networks Services has step forward for the challenge to build a state-of-the-art technology data center taking into consideration a number of strict parameters that were all achieved in a creative solution proposal. The parameters include maximum possible number of IT racks, performing at the highest level of efficiency and availability in smooth operations. Parameters also include flexibility and adaptability to business needs and changes while maintaining low cost and operation expenses and to be deployed before the end of the year. The designed data center should also work to save energy. The implementation will start by May 2014.

Hesham Abdel Rassoul, Raya IT CEO, stated that “This project is one of the most important data center projects in Egypt to date in terms of size, complexity, updated technology, energy efficiency and monetary value. It also reflects the trust and confidence Etisalat Misr holds to Raya as a result of years of successful cooperation in mega-scale projects.”

“Our customer base has been growing exponentially since we penetrated the Egyptian market, offering our customers the best-in-class technology. In line with our differentiation strategy, we carefully select our vendors and partners from a pool of reputable world-wide suppliers such as Raya IT to deploy our strategic projects”, stated Khaled Murshed, Etisalat Chief Technical Officer.

Etisalat Misr’s new data center is yet another milestone in Raya Network Services prideful track record in the telecom market since 2001. Understanding the dynamic and fast moving demand towards cloud computing services, the need for mega scale data centers has been eyed to replace smaller in-house data centers. With this in mind, Raya Networks Services strives to be the preferred IT solution provider for future-driven data centers, supporting its customers’ ambitious business objectives and strategies.