Arc expands its network footprint in Bahrain with presence in Global Zone

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Customers gain access to colocation, connectivity and interconnection via the highly secure, carrier-neutral digital business platform

Arc Solutions has extended its network into the digital business platform Global Zone in Bahrain, following its vision of providing increased connectivity and seamless access to commercial hubs across the Middle East. The presence of Arc in the Global Zone provides its global and local clients with connectivity and interconnection solutions, flexible and scalable colocation in a key regional market.

The extension in Bahrain follows the launch of software-defined networking (SDN) nodes of Arch in June 2021 at Datamena and Etisalat SmartHub data centers. Arc clients can connect now to Datamena and SmartHub in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Global Zone, Bahrain, with a single provider and contract. The roadmap of Arc includes further expansion in the Middle East planned for the latter half of 2021, with plans for more than 20 locations in the region in the next three years.

“Our customers can rapidly roll out new applications and services across key digital hubs with a simple and seamless model. As more hubs come online, we’re delivering the solutions that remove the barriers to innovation across the Middle East and empowering customers with rapid access to connectivity and data centre services,” said Mahesh Jaishankar, CEO at Arc. “Our presence in Global Zone is another milestone on our journey and brings us closer to achieving our vision for a hyperconnected intra-regional connectivity platform.”

Global Zone, a carrier-neutral digital business platform, is located in a highly secure Tier III data center in Bahrain. It provides access to terrestrial and subsea cable services, global Ethernet and IP transit, in addition to colocation and interconnection services. In April 2019, Batelco joined hands with the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) to introduce the Manama Internet Exchange (MN-IX) within the Global Zone. Users can peer and exchange traffic in a very secure environment.

“We welcome Arc to Global Zone and look forward to enabling its customers to connect and grow in new markets. It is great to support a business with a unique vision for the market and ambitious plans for connecting the region. Together, we can support digital innovation and growth in the Middle East,” said Hani Askar, A/General Manager at Batelco. “Global Zone is continually adding new partners and expanding its ecosystem. Arc’s presence adds new options and increased choice for carriers, cloud and content players, and enterprises active in Global Zone.”

Arc’s inter-regional connectivity is simplified for cloud, carrier, content and leading enterprises in the Middle East. The intelligent regional network of Arc is designed mainly to give customers rapid access to a rich ecosystem of networks and data centers all over the region. Intra-regional connectivity can be complicated and requires managing multiple service providers, regulatory frameworks, navigating specific legal, and aligning product and service attributes to provide a seamless customer experience. ARC is addressing these complexities to provide organizations with the required connectivity and faster access to infrastructure. 

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