The Mobily Dammam Data Centre has recently been awarded the prestigious Tier III Certification for Constructed Facilities (TCCF), by the Uptime Institute, making Mobily the first telecom operator in the region to achieve this standard.
The Building previously received the Tier III Certification for Design from the Uptime Institute in August 2010. The Uptime Institute is the sole organization worldwide for awarding the Uptime Standard Tier certification for Data Centers.
The rigorous testing required to achieve this standard demonstrates that the facility is designed and constructed to meet the target Tier objectives for Data Centre topology. The primary testing of all systems to ensure uninterrupted operation during planned or emergency equipment maintenance or repair was carried out over a period of many weeks in advance of the 4 day intensive test witnessed by Uptime Engineers.
Many other Mobily Facilities have attained the Uptime Certification for Design which will be followed by TCCF Certification.
"Mobily now has more Tier Certified Facilities than any other Company in the region with 28 existing sites throughout the Kingdom, and another 16 under development for completion in 2013, as part of our ongoing expansion strategy. These facilities are designed and built to meet the highest international standards of reliability and efficiency," said Mr. Eyas Al Hajery, Mobily's Chief Business Support Officer.
"These future facilities will increase Mobily's area capacity by 24,000 square meters and power capacity by 55,000kW."
Mr. Essam Al Jubair, Mobily's Senior Vice President Building And Facilities, added "Having achieved Tier Certification for Design, Mobily continued to invest considerable effort and financial resources to achieve the Constructed Facilities Certification, which verifies that the Dammam Data Centre will suffer no services interruptions for maintenance or emergency. Mobily Data Centers will therefore be concurrently maintainable and provide best in class services in the Kingdom. This is truly a significant accomplishment and a milestone in the Saudi Arabian Data Centre services industry."