Datamount launches Oman’s largest data centre in Jebel Akhdar

December 03, 2018

Data centre hosting services company Datamount announced that it has launched Oman’s largest commercial data centre at Jebel Akhdar.

The launch happened in a glittering ceremony held at Kempinski Hotel Muscat under the patronage of H H Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq al Said, Advisor to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

A cost-efficient data centre facility with a total floor area of around 9,000sqm, the centre will accommodate around 1,000 racks, making it the sultanate’s largest-scale data centre. The company will leverage this highly reliable, scalable, state-of-the-art facility to further grow its data centre services.

Designed by technology partners NxtGen Data Center & Cloud Technologies, one of the well-known data centre service providers, Datamount’s facility is being established to provide leading data centre services to government entities, corporates and various business enterprises, locally and internationally. The company aims to support and help clients achieve their commercial goals and service objectives, through the facility.

On the occasion of the launch of its data centre, Datamount signed a contract with Ministry of Defense Pension Fund for leasing its land at Jebel Akdhar with a total area of around 28,000sqm.

The company has signed a partnership with Awasr as a strategic telecom services provider and with Avaya for providing cloud communications as a service. Datamount also signed up with Pulse Information Technologies for building a mini data centre of 20 racks.

Partnerships were also signed with Innovative Systems Middle East for providing cloud based document management system and support service for Avaya and with IMTAC for promoting Datamount collaborative services and IoT technology in the market.

Datamount’s shareholders include renowned industry names such as the Royal Office Pension Fund, Ministry of Defense Pension Fund, Internal Security Services Pension Fund, Muscat Services and Investment, Seven Seas Group, Industrial Management Technology & Contracting (IMTAC) and Nasma Telecommunications.

Dr Tahir al Kindi, chairman of the company said, “Corporates require to focus on their core businesses. The need for cloud services, ICT outsourcing, disaster recovery and other secure ICT-related services has been growing rapidly within the country, due to increasing digital transformation of transactions and customer services. Datamount has hence been launched to provide reliable, supportive and scalable data centre services including cloud services in the form of private, public or hyper mode.”

“Jebel Akdhar is an ideal and secure location for a disaster recovery site. At Datamount it is our mission to be beyond just a regular data centre services provider. We are here to make a real and tangible difference by setting a new service standard in quality and integrity as well as scale, locally and internationally.”