IBM has completed construction of a major data center for Telecom Egypt featuring its “Big Green” energy-efficient technologies, the companies said today. Telecom Egypt (TE) is the largest provider of fixed-line telecom services in the Middle East, with more than 10.4 million customers, and chose IBM to design and build the most energy-efficient data center in Egypt.
With strong growth in Egypt’s economy, Telecom Egypt needed to expand beyond its existing office space to manage the increased demand on its telecommunications network and mission-critical operations. IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) site and facilities division designed the data center environment, and will support TE in managing the operation of the facility.
“IBM’s long history and expertise with data center implementations enabled us to create a solution to save energy and ensure efficient server performance for Telecom Egypt,” said Steven Sams, vice president of IBM Global Site and Facilities Services. “IBM’s solution is part of ‘Project Big Green’ and provides an efficient, reliable and secure data center that will support Telecom Egypt in achieving their goals in maintaining and improving customer satisfaction, as well as helping them be more energy efficient.”
Announced in May 2007, IBM’s Project Big Green is a $1 billion initiative to dramatically reduce energy use by IBM and its clients. The initiative includes new energy efficient IBM products and services and a five step approach to energy efficiency in the data center.