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Batelco opens largest enterprise data centre in Bahrain

Feb 6, 2021 9:28 PM

Bahrain s leading telecom services operator Batelco has announced the official opening of the largest enterprise data centre in the kingdom. The new facility has achieved Tier III certification for design...

Bahrain's leading telecom services operator Batelco has announced the official opening of the largest enterprise data centre in the kingdom. The new facility has achieved Tier III certification for design and build from the Uptime Institute.
 
The data centre, located in Hamala, was inaugurated in the presence of Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications and Chairman of Batelco Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and other officials. 
 
Spread over a 12,236 sq m area, the center is equipped with a total capacity of 2.7 megawatts that services a total of 250 working cabins, making it the largest data centre for the commercial sector in Bahrain, which is ready to provide hosting services for Enterprise customers.
 
The launch of this center is a remarkable achievement for Batelco, supporting the Kingdom's achievements in the telecommunications sector, which is in line with the Fifth Telecommunications Plan for the development of the sector, ensuring its readiness to support and develop the Kingdom's digital economy.
 
Batelco's Data Center is designed in accordance with international standards for the construction of such centers and is the third data center of the company. 
 
The new facility has achieved Tier III certification for design and build from the Uptime Institute, a global authority that specializes in evaluating global data centers through a series of performance-based assessments designed to measure progress and efficiency of all data centers across the world. 
 
Evaluation is based on specific criteria such as the availability of round the clock service and the quality of equipment enabling uninterrupted power supply to ensure business continuity of the center.  

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