Qatar Airways’ Primary and Back-up Data now Hosted on Pioneering Ooredoo Facility

DOHA, QATAR – July 12, 2015 — / — Ooredoo and Qatar Airways have expanded their strategic partnership, with the national airline moving both its primary and backup data to Ooredoo’s cloud-hosting platform.

As part of the migration, Qatar Airways has moved its systems and infrastructure to the world-class Ooredoo Data Centre, which is among the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region.

The move to Ooredoo’s first-of-its-kind cloud-hosting platform will enable Qatar Airways to deploy the latest generation of cloud backup and security solutions quickly and cost-effectively, in a flexible and scalable manner. As Qatar Airways continues to pursue its ambitious strategy of global growth, Ooredoo’s technology will enable the airline to manage growing volumes of data with confidence.

The opening of the hosting area in Ooredoo’s Qatar Data Centre 5 (QDC5) in Mesaimeer was attended by senior officials from both companies including Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar; His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways; and Waleed Al Sayed, COO, Ooredoo Qatar.

Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Ooredoo has a strong working relationship with Qatar Airways and this partnership gives us a perfect chance to demonstrate our leadership in the field of data storage and business technology through our work with one of Qatar’s leading companies. Qatar Airways has shown great confidence in our network by moving both their primary and backup data to Ooredoo and we look forward to working more with them in the future.”

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “I would like to express my gratitude to Ooredoo and my team from Qatar Airways who have successfully completed the seamless transfer of Qatar Airways systems and infrastructure to this new state-of-the-art Ooredoo Data Centre facility, without any disruption to the 24/7 operations of Qatar Airways. This move demonstrates the confidence and commitment we place in Ooredoo as a business partner, and it is my hope that this partnership will continue to grow over the years to come, as our airline continues its global expansion.”

The cloud-hosting platform, which was launched recently in partnership with Microsoft offers a host of features including advanced cyber security, customer relationship management and file-sharing applications all on Ooredoo’s bigger and faster network.

Launched in October 2014, Ooredoo’s QDC5 Smart Data Centre is one of the most advanced in the region, receiving an ISO 22301 certification that positions the facility and Ooredoo as a global leader in data availability, resilience, and disaster recovery.

Ooredoo supports a wide range of leading companies in Qatar, providing pioneering data centre technology supported by Ooredoo’s bigger, faster network.

As well as Cloud Security, Ooredoo has developed a host of services to provide a higher level of support for companies in Qatar including Hosting & Co-location, Web Content Delivery, Data Backup & Restoration, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure Monitoring & Management, and IT Security for businesses.

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About OoredooOoredoo is Qatar’s leading communications company, delivering mobile, fixed, broadband Internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential.About Qatar Airways:Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 162 aircraft flying to 148 key business and leisure destinations across six continents. Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2014 by Skytrax for the second year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.Qatar Airways celebrated its one year anniversary, in October 2014, of joining the oneworld global alliance. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join this global airline alliance, enabling its passengers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures. The award-winning oneworld alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running.Qatar Airways recently launched Oryx One, an enhanced interface for its inflight entertainment system, increasing the number of movies and TV shows on board from 950 to up to 2,000. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the five-star airline’s on-board Wifi and GSM service.For more information, visit our homepage or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, and YouTube.

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