Etisalat in Abu Dhabi healthcare deal
Abu Dhabi, October 17, 2012
Etisalat has signed a strategic agreement with Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) to help develop and market a range of innovative mobile and electronic services and host its critical disaster recovery infrastructure.
As part of the ICT solution for HAAD, Etisalat will provide servers, storage, backup, virtualization and replication services within its high-tech Al Ain data centre, said a top official.
Abdulla Ebrahim Al Ahmed, the senior VP, Business Solutions at Etisalat said the HAAD pact had demonstrated the trusted capabilities of the company's ICT solutions for government departments in Abu Dhabi.
“Etisalat is a leader in developing turnkey end-to-end solutions, and our data centre hosting service is attracting more and more government departments to house their sensitive information. Our technical and intellectual knowledge of government requirements gives us a significant advantage in this market sector,” he added.
CEO Zaid Al Siksek said the agreement with Etisalat will safeguard the critical healthcare services offered by HAAD.
"HAAD has taken proactive steps to ensure continued business services and operations to all healthcare industries and citizens within the emirate during any kind of catastrophic events or disasters," remarked Siksek.
HAAD has also tied up with Etisalat to have a disaster recovery site in Al Ain along with full managed services and maintenance, he added.-TradeArabia News Service