Khazna Data Center (Khazna), the only dedicated commercial wholesale data center provider in the UAE, has announced that it has received the Tier III Certification of Design Documents (TCDD) from Uptime Institute for its facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The award formally verifies that Khazna’s facilities and data center design are consistent with the highest quality and infrastructure standards, in line with international best practice, and are developed with enough resiliency to ensure the highest reliability and availability figures.
TCDD are awarded based on a rigorous set of criteria that covers various mechanical, electrical, structural, and site elements. Experts and analysts from Uptime Institute carried out a detailed review of Khazna’s facility performance, capacity and engineering requirements before endorsing a Tier III accreditation for PODs 1, 2 and 3 in Meydan, Dubai and PODs 1, 2 and 3 in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on the occasion, Hassan Al Naqbi, Chief Executive Officer at Khazna, said: “This achievement marks an important corporate milestone as Khazna continues to establish itself as a partner of choice in the wholesale data center space. The TCDD from Uptime Institute are a great value-add for clients operating in a competitive business environment, while reinforcing our focus on providing world-class solutions to all our partners and stakeholders.”
Uptime Institute, a global advisory firm focusing on the effectiveness and reliability of vital IT infrastructure for business corporations, has certified over 1500 leading data center facilities worldwide for design, construction, management, and operations against the Tier rating. The TCDD are awarded to data centers that successfully achieve the highest standards for infrastructure, functionality and capacity.
“Uptime Institute‘s Tier Certification of Design clearly illustrates that Khazna sets high levels of quality for their data centers and the organization’s standards of doing business. We are pleased to work with Khazna on the TCDD award along with their next step as they move forward to achieve the natural progression with Tier Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF),” said Mustapha Louni, managing director of Middle East and Africa, Uptime Institute.
Khazna is now seeking to qualify for Uptime Institute’s Tier Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF), for which TCDD are considered a prerequisite requirement. The data center provider, continues to provide industry-benchmark levels of power supply and cooling services to serve the growing need for data management solutions in the UAE and the wider Middle East.