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
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.