Meeza, an end-to-end managed IT services and solutions provider based in Qatar, has announced plans to build a data centre in the capital, Doha. It will be the company’s fourth such project in the country.
Local press reports quote Meeza representatives as saying that the project will coincide with the arrival of global hyperscalers like Microsoft and Google, both of which have announced cloud-related plans for Qatar. The company’s acting CEO, Meeza Ahmad Abdulla Al-Muslemani, said: “The new data centre will be ready for use by the time we welcome some of the leading world experts in the industry and opens new doors for exchange of information, ideas, and technological advancement.”
Called M-Vault 4, the new data centre will be located in the Qatar Science and Technology Park. Construction of the new centre is already under way and is expected to be completed by the middle of next year.
M-Vault 4 is described as a result of Qatar’s digital transformation agenda as it shifts to a ‘smarter’ economy, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030). QNV 2030 is a development plan launched in October 2008 aiming to transform Qatar into an advanced society capable of achieving sustainable development by 2030.
There is a lot of data centre-linked activity in Qatar and across the wider region. Microsoft and Google are on the way to Qatar and, of course, Meeza has already launched three Tier III certified data centres, known as M-Vaults, in the country. Other recent announcements include data centres planned or operating in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and the choice of Orange Egypt to build and operate a data centre and cloud computing platform for New Cairo, Egypt’s next capital city.