Batelco’s Data Centre will boost digital economy: CBB’s Al Maraj
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
World-class establishments like that of Batelco’s Hamala Data Centre will contribute positively towards boosting the Kingdom’s digital economy, said Rasheed Al Maraj, the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain.
Al Maraj said the development of such facilities is in line with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s aspirations for the banking and financial technology sectors.
He was visiting Batelco’s Hamala Data centre, which is the largest of its kind in Bahrain, in the presence of Batelco Chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and executives from both organisations.
The governor praised the excellent quality of the Data Centre, saying: “We are proud to have a Data Centre of this calibre in Bahrain.”
The Data Centre, located in Hamala, is Batelco’s second with a Tier III certificate from the Uptime Institute for data centre construction and design.
It covers a land area of 12,236 square meters and is equipped with a 2.7 megawatt capacity of the total energy that services a total of 250 working cabins.
“In recent years, organisations in general and specifically the banking and finance sector have expressed a need for reliable local data hubs that meet world-class standards to enhance their operations. This came as a result of the increased dependency on data and the need to effectively store and manage its components. The Batelco Data Centre will ensure that institutions within the Banking sector can depend on seamless business continuity, supported by the latest technologies, offered by Batelco,” said Al Maraj.
Shaikh Abdulla commended the governor’s visit to the Data Centre and thanked him for his continuous support to the banking sector and the role it plays in enhancing the Kingdom of Bahrain’s economy.
He added: “Batelco’s efforts will continue to support the Kingdom’s position as the region’s leading hub in the ICT and data economy, contribute to the modernization and development of the Kingdom’s technical structure as well as support the banking sector in line with the Kingdom’s economic vision for 2030.”