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IBM BuildsData Center for Egypt

CAIRO, Egypt -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Telecom Egypt today announced the construction of an innovative, state-of-the-art data center for Telecom Egypt that includes the world's most sophisticated energy-efficient "green" technologies.

Telecom Egypt (TE) is the leading telecommunications provider in Egypt, and the largest provider of fixed-line services in the Middle East with more than 10.4 million customers. Striving to improve customer satisfaction as a key long term success factor, TE chose IBM in 2007 to design and build the most sophisticated and energy-efficient data center in Egypt. Construction was recently completed.

IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) site and facilities division designed the highly resilient data center environment that will be fully equipped to protect TE's valuable information technology (IT) investments, taking into consideration all factors required for the project such as cabling systems, flooring trenches, switching systems, electromechanical systems and data center layout.

IBM will support TE in managing the operation of the data center that runs mission critical business and operational support systems, in addition to the maintenance of a variety of telecommunications equipment.

Egypt's economy has been steadily growing over the past several years and Telecom Egypt needed to expand beyond its existing office space.
To manage the increased demand on its telecommunications network and other mission-critical operations, TE found it imperative to ensure extremely high levels of reliability and availability. To address the challenge, it required a new state-of-the-art data center capable of housing its current IT solutions, yet flexible enough to support future growth.

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