Equinix to focus on digital transformation and interconnectivity at GITEX

With an increased digital transformation journey in the region, Kamel Al-Tawil, Managing Director for Middle East and North Africa, Equinix explains to DC Post MEA about their expectations from this year’s GITEX

Kamel Al-Tawil, Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Equinix

What does your company do and why is it important for you to be exhibiting at GITEX 2021?
Equinix enables digital leaders to use our trusted platform to bring together the foundational infrastructure that ultimately powers their business success. With our leading network and interconnection solutions, we help businesses to stay connected and expand connections via a dynamic ecosystem of partners, networks, and carriers. Global in nature, we offer solutions spanning a wide range of industries to help enterprises and service providers achieve success in the digital economy.

GITEX has been an indispensable platform for us to follow the latest regional trends in Multicloud, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Machine Learning (ML).

What products or solutions will you be exhibiting throughout the weeklong technology show?
Equinix Fabric connects digital infrastructure and services on demand at high speeds via secure, software-defined interconnection. Equinix Fabric provides seamless software-defined interconnectivity to more than 10,000 businesses. Whereby, Platform Equinix and Network Edge delivers virtual networking and security services that help companies modernize their networks and deploy digital infrastructure at the edge virtually, in minutes. These solutions enable our customers to deploy agile and resilient edge services and access between the metro edge and public clouds without additional CAPEX.

As the world’s leading digital infrastructure company, Equinix gets businesses into more metro edge locations via its global footprint, enabling digital leaders to create and interconnect foundational digital infrastructure building blocks on-demand.

What special engagements or events are you planning to network and entertain with your partners and customers besides meeting them at GITEX?
Equinix is the world’s leading digital infrastructure company and this year we remain focused on digital transformation and interconnectivity and explore how our offerings are making a difference to our partners’ business outcomes.

In addition, Equinix participation at GITEX will be a welcome opportunity once again to meet and engage with our customer and partners from across the region.

What does your company hope to achieve at the end of the show?
Despite the challenges of the past 18 months, it is a positive sign to see the industry come together here in Dubai once again. GITEX has shown resilience and that in person gatherings are not yet a thing of the past, despite the major strides we’ve made in technological and networking capabilities. In fact, technology has played an instrumental role in driving economic continuity and at GITEX we look forward to exploring innovative best practices and showcasing areas in which we continue to make major contributions.

Where can we find you at GITEX?
Equinix will be present at a meeting room in Novotel Hotel adjacent to Dubai World Trade Centre to meet with our customers and prospects.

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