MEEZA and Maersk Oil pen key data storage deal

MEEZA has signed a landmark agreement with Maersk Oil Qatar to host Maersk Oil’s primary and disaster recovery IT equipment

Under this agreement, MEEZA will host Maersk Oil’s primary and disaster recovery IT equipment in its M-Vault 2 and M-vault 3 data centres.
Under this agreement, MEEZA will host Maersk Oil’s primary and disaster recovery IT equipment in its M-Vault 2 and M-vault 3 data centres.

MEEZA, a Qatar Foundation Joint venture and an IT services and solutions provider in Qatar, has signed a new agreement with Maersk Oil Qatar (MOQ).

The deal will see MEEZA host Maersk Oil's primary and disaster recovery IT equipment in its M-Vault 2 and M-vault 3 data centres. 

The agreement was signed by MOQ’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Carsten Sonne-Schmidt and MEEZA’s Chief Marketing Officer, Saad Sabah Al-Kuwari, during the International Petroleum Technology Conference at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

Ahmad Mohammed Al-Kuwari, MEEZA’s CEO, said at the signing: “This agreement is the culmination of our continuous efforts in delivering world-class solutions and technologies to our esteemed clients.

“It is a power partnership that will equally help us stretch our offering to new heights and territories.”

Sheikh Faisal bin Fahad Al-Thani, deputy managing director of Maersk Oil Qatar, said that the deal was a collaboration that was not only a testament to the ability of local organisations to deliver state-of-the-art and world-class services, but a partnership that involved a Qatar Foundation entity as well.

“As a trusted and reliable operator that is committed to supporting Qatar’s National vision of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Maersk Oil works closely with Qatari businesses to maximise local participation in its activities.

“Today’s signing with MEEZA, a Qatar Foundation Joint venture, is testament to this commitment,” he said.

Saad Sabah Al-Kuwari, chief marketing officer at MEEZA, added: “There is great synergy and value that can be derived from bringing together our local expertise with Maersk Oil’s global footprint and clout.”

Sonne-Schmidt, said: “MEEZA has demonstrated a unique ability and edge in bridging together unmatched standards, capabilities, talents and technologies to support Maersk Oil Qatar’s demand for agility and quality.”

Offering a guaranteed uptime of 99.98% in adherence with world-class efficiency and risk management standards, MEEZA’s M-Vault series are the only design and build Tier III certified data centres in Qatar – with the company’s M-vault 3 being LEED Gold certified and the M-vault 2, LEED Platinum certified.

The signing ceremony was held on Monday, 7 December, 2015.

Its latest and biggest data centre to date, MEEZA’s M-Vault 2 extends to a total building area of 10,000 square meters, offering unprecedented and unparalleled flexibility and reliability in the MENA region.

 

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