Khazna Data Centers, the largest data center provider in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has received Tier III Constructed Facility certification from Uptime Institute for its IRIS 2 data center. This certification is based on the data center’s design, facility demonstration, and intended performance capacity, effectiveness, and reliability.
The data center industry has come into sharp focus as a result of the increasing reliance on digital technology in an increasingly connected world. Data centers are among the most valuable assets that a company can have. Companies in a variety of industries are leveraging digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, edge computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to collect and capture data, support organizational workload, and gain visibility into their performance. The pandemic hastened the transition to all things digital, and the emergence of new work and lifestyle patterns in the aftermath of COVID-19 will last far beyond the crisis.
The need for effective infrastructure to support businesses’ ever-changing and growing needs is gaining traction.
Hassan Alnaqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centers, stated: “Developing and operating data centers is a continuous and long-term commitment for Khazna Data Centers. Our rigorous standards permit for well-designed and optimized data center build with downstream processes and operations always in focus, no downtime, handling periodic upgrades, fully driven with heightened capacity and energy-efficiency to meet the rising market and regulatory demands. Khazna’s commitment to innovation and international standards of excellence in data center infrastructure, construction and service are reflected in the accreditations we achieved today from Uptime Institute.”
Data centers are fundamentally operational and maintenance-oriented. The facilities require constant monitoring to ensure efficiency, systems advancement on an ongoing basis, and asset, equipment, and capacity management.
Mustapha Louni, Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa and Greater India, Uptime Institute commented: “An effective data center infrastructure is demonstrated with the facility’s ability to boost the equipment powering the information systems, delivering greater performance, faster speeds, and smoother operations. The demand for data is creating a wealth of opportunities for data centers which hastened the industry to be proactive and pioneering about construction processes, solutions and services, and sustainability.”
The Uptime Institute certification is the industry standard for assessing data center reliability, availability, maintainability, and overall performance required for continuous and efficient operations. The Tier III certification was awarded to Khazna Data Center following a thorough assessment and evaluation by expert teams from Uptime Institute.