Verizon chooses datamena for Middle East expansion

Verizon has chosen datamena, the carrier-neutral data center and connectivity platform, as a new regional transit hub to serve Verizon customers across the Middle East.

Verizon has deployed a new Private IP node in datamena´s free-zone datacenter in Dubai, giving its customers in the UAE a direct, secure, high-performance connectivity to the company´s expansive global IP network. In addition, Verizon plans to leverage its existing global relationships with major SaaS providers to expand its service offering in the Middle East with new ´as a service´ capabilities.

Verizon´s Private IP is a network-based virtual private network (VPN) service based on Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, enabling customers to effectively communicate over a secure, efficient, and flexible network infrastructure. Private IP is also the critical network cornerstone of Verizon´s SDN strategy: connecting users to applications, simply, securely and reliably.

Launched by du in 2012 and based in the UAE, datamena offers customers a secure ecosystem of space, connectivity, infrastructure, and expertise to help them grow across the Middle East and the world.

Verizon is well-established in the Middle East, supporting the needs of its multinational customers with presence in the region through a mix of local partnerships and infrastructure and pan-regional professional service and customer support capabilities. Verizon also services the region through its investment in the SEA-ME-WE- 3, SEA-ME-WE4 and Europe India Gateway submarine cable networks, which land and serve the Middle East as primary cable systems.