Doha, Qatar - 27 November 2021: His Excellency Mohammed bin Ali Al-Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology launched the 4th data center building of MEEZA “M-VAULT 4”, leading Managed IT Services and Solutions provider. The new data centre building hosts Microsoft Cloud data centre region offering cloud services to customers in Qatar, the region, and the world.
The new data center building M-VAULT 4 was launched during an official ceremony that was attended by high-level attendees; His Excellency Mohammed bin Ali Al-Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Sheikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MEEZA and Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Qatar, and Lana Khalaf, the Microsoft Qatar Country Manager.
The newly launched M-VAULT 4 data center building, will further contribute to the acceleration of Qatar’s digital transformation agenda and support a smarter, more technologically advanced economy. The new building is considered the biggest data center building in Qatar and has been built in line with the highest international standards and provides the largest Information Technology (IT) capacity of any data center building in the country. As such, it enhances Qatar’s position as a regional and global centre of cloud data and improves the level of IT services in the region and the world. Moreover, the launch of the Microsoft data center hosted in M-VAULT 4 data center building will play an instrumental role in supporting smart solutions that contribute to supporting the path of transformation and growth for various vital fields and economic sectors, including healthcare, scientific research, artificial intelligence, education, energy as well as managing and organising major sporting events, amongst others.
On this occasion, His Excellency Mohammed bin Ali Al-Mannai, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, commented:
“We are pleased to launch the M-VAULT 4 data center. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to MEEZA for their efforts in bringing this data center building to completion, which will contribute to providing more cloud hosting services and is considered a new important milestone in Qatar Azure Region journey that we have embarked on in partnership with Microsoft. Also pleased to see the tremendous progress since the announcement, and we can confidently say we are in the last mile of execution. Organizations in Qatar and region will soon be able to benefit from the innovative solutions provided by Qatar Azure cloud region, that keep pace with the development of the era and drive growth”.
In the same context, His Excellency added:
“The center will promote technological development and digital transformation in the State of Qatar and will improve investment opportunities at different local sectors. Therefore, contribute to achieving the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030; providing a world-class infrastructural backbone and a knowledge-based economy that contributes to diversifying the national economy”.
For his part, Engineer Ahmad Abdulla AL-Muslemani, Chief Executive Officer of MEEZA, said:
“We are very pleased to inaugurate the new data center building M-VAULT 4, the fourth to be introduced on MEEZA’s list of data centers and data center buildings. An outstanding milestone to be added to our accomplishments, especially in that its implementation and delivery has been achieved as per initial plans despite the great challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic. This building will contribute to strengthening our technological infrastructure that is necessary to enhance the level of cloud services in Qatar and compete with a global market”.
In the same context, he added:
“At MEEZA, we do not accept anything less than excellence which is why we always strive to adopt the highest standards of international practices and offer state-of-the-art services and distinguished hosting solutions to our customers, who can benefit from the highest rates of compliance, availability, and cybersecurity. Moreover, this step paves the way towards new promising prospects for the exchange of information, ideas, and technological development, whilst playing a pivotal role in Qatar’s digital transformation. Managing the technological production and boosting the domestic public product through this sector allows us to support the country’s attempts to achieve a knowledge economy in accordance with the fundamental pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Lana Khalaf, Country Manager at Microsoft Qatar, congratulated MEEZA on their 13th year anniversary and the inauguration of their 4th data centre building, saying: Congratulations to MEEZA on this important milestone and exemplary execution towards Qatar Azure region. We're proud to partner with the State of Qatar and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to bring the power of the Microsoft Cloud to customers in Qatar and the surrounding region in the most sustainable way. It’s a further example of Microsoft’s commitment to the economic growth and digital transformation of customers in the region by making Azure more readily available and help position Qatar as a digital hub for years to come”.
MEEZA, a Qatar Foundation joint venture, delivers end-to-end managed IT and cloud services that are distinguishable by their high levels of availability and capabilities to provide the best technological solutions to customers, facilitate the transformation of products and services, and empower companies. MEEZA owns four globally rated Tier III certified data centers offering a guaranteed uptime of 99.98%. MEEZA's data centers are designed with the strictest international standards enabling companies to benefit from greater efficiency rates while reducing risk. MEEZA’s state-of-the-art data center M-VAULT 2 has been certified as LEED Platinum, while the M-VAULT 3 is LEED Gold certified.