MEEZA unveils Middle East’s first LEED Platinum and Tier III certified data centre

November 1, 2014 2:10 pm

MEEZA unveils Middle East’sfirst LEED Platinum and Tier III certified data centre

Doha, Qatar – 01 November 2014 – MEEZA, the leading IT services and solutions provider in Qatar, today announced the readiness of its latest and biggest data centre to date, M-VAULT 2. M-VAULT 2, with a total building area of 10,000 square metres, is now fully operational offering part of MEEZA’s portfolio of services.

Built in accordance with the highest globalstandards, MEEZA’s M-VAULT 2 is the first data centreof its kind in the MENA region. The new data centrewas built complying with the most exacting international standards and offers a level of flexibility and reliability that is unprecedented in the region, enabling businesses to benefit from greater efficiency and reduced risk.As an example, the fully integrated cold aisle design of M-VAULT 2 delivers a high density compute environment ready for client use.

The facilityis certified by the Uptime Instituteas a Tier III data centreoffering a guaranteed uptime of 99.98%.

“With the commercial availability of M-VAULT 2, MEEZA takes a big leap forward in its capability to deliver end-to-end business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. This is now available to organisationsinQatar and across the MENA Region to support their mission-critical applications and specific infrastructure demands in a state–of–the–artenvironment,” said Ghada Philip El Rassi, CEO of MEEZA.

“MEEZA’s data centrefeatures round-the-clock monitoring throughMEEZA’s Information Security team which is done from its SOC (Security Operations Centre) to provideoptimum protection against the prying eyes of hackers and cyber-criminal elements,” El Rassi added.

This leading, physically diverse data centre is an excellent choice as a primary site and serves as an exceptional disaster recovery locationalso.

MEEZA’s M-VAULT 2 is a “Green” Data Centre. It isthe first and only LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)Platinum certifieddata centre in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It is one of only four data centres in the world outside of the United States having achieved thiscertification. As a LEED Platinum certified data centre, M-VAULT 2 offers the highest levels of sustainability and energy efficiency.At high densities, M-VAULT 2 is 40% more energyand cost-efficient than non-LEED Platinum certified data centres. Seventy percent (70%) of the materials used in the construction of M-VAULT 2 are recycled material, thus demonstrating MEEZA’s environmental commitment.

Located at a purpose-built highly secured facility in Umm Garn, 30 km from Doha, within easy reach from the motorway network, M-VAULT 2 offers a fully equipped area for remote working and business continuity. This workplace recovery areais in place to help customers that are encountering severe and extended outagesto relocate their key personnel to MEEZA’s M-VAULT 2 and be operational in the least possible time.

To ensure the highest levels of availability, all critical systems in the data centre are concurrently maintainable with multiple levels of redundancy. This applies to capacity and paths for both power and cooling components.

As a carrier-neutral data centre operator, MEEZA facilitatesease in providing connectivity by offering the complete range of carrier options available in Qatar. M–VAULT 2 is serviced by all network carriers with diverse routes and multiple active points of presence.

 Clients of M-VAULT 2 have access to MEEZA’s entire portfolio of services, such as Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) as they do in M-VAULT 1 and M-VAULT 3.

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Ahmad Diyari Kaashif is a Senior Journalist and Head of the International Bureau at Qatar Chronicle

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