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• datamena was recognized for Best Data Centre Innovation and Best Middle East Project at the Global Carrier Awards 2017, in a brand new London location • datamena was also shortlisted for Best Data Centre during the awards ceremony

DUBAI, UAE, 2 November 2017: datamena, a provider of data centre and connectivity solutions dedicated to enabling the growth and success of customers in the Middle East, was recognised for the Best Data Centre Innovation and Best Middle East Project award at the Global Carrier Awards 2017. In addition, du was also nominated for Best Data Centre during the awards ceremony, which was held on October 25, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel, London – O2.

datamena was nominated for awards including Best Data Centre, which recognises growth and expansion efforts and world-class infrastructure supporting financial services; Best Data Centre Innovation; which considers successful partnership growth and new enhanced cloud services for customers among other criteria; and Best Middle Eastern Project, which recognises cloud-centric projects that benefit the telecoms marketplace while overcoming challenges and passing important milestones.

“At datamena, we pride ourselves on providing the solutions and services that our customers all over the Middle East can benefit from. We strive to maintain a simple, secure, and accessible platform that enables our customers to build a secure and scalable presence in the region,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, EITC. “Innovation is vital in our industry and as such, we work hard to supply the connectivity solutions that drive the growth and transformation our customers prioritise. We are honored to be nominated for these awards, which illustrate our commitment to continued improvement and innovation as well as our dedication to empowering the success of our customers.”

Warranting its Best Data Centre Innovation and Best Middle East Project Win, datamena is accelerating the adoption of Cloud in the Middle East by offering on-demand Cloud Access and global connectivity services to its partners. datamena continues to support its customers’ expansion into the Middle East with its secure and reliable data centre, and delivers a true global hub for the region.

The Global Carrier Awards recognise innovation, vision, and excellence across the global and regional data center and Internet Exchange market. The Awards are judged independently by a panel of leading analysts invited by the Editor of Capacity magazine. This year’s panel of judges was selected to deliberate and score a record number of submissions, all of which were assessed against published criteria and graded using a weighted points system to ensure consistency, depth of analysis, and rigor. Additionally, a blind scoring matrix process was used by the judges to ensure a credible, fair, and unbiased assessment of all submissions.

Now in the fifth year since its launch, datamena has proven its success as a carrier-neutral data center and connectivity platform once again. Since its inception in 2012, the brand has received several awards and recognitions, including the award for Best Internet Exchange Innovation at last year’s Global Carrier Awards in Paris.

Based in the UAE and operation across the region, datamena is a financially stable entity with the backing of du, a UAE-based telecommunications service provider, and strong partnerships with world leading technology and telecommunications providers. The company has a track record in building success for its customers in the Middle East, with a fast-growing customer base of the most trusted influential Carriers, Cloud and Content Provides, and Enterprises.