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Zain Kuwait receives M&O Data Center Certification from Uptime Institute

Zain Kuwait receives M&O Data Center Certification from Uptime Institute

Zain has become the first telecommunications company in Kuwait to receive the M&O (Management and Operation) Data Center Certification from Uptime Institute.

Zain, a leading digital service provider in Kuwait, has received the M&O Data Center Certification from the Uptime Institute.

The certification is a trusted and adopted global standard for the proper design, build and operation of data centres and Zain has become the first telecom operator in Kuwait to receive it.

Zain’s certification by one of the world’s leading advisory organisations demonstrates the company’s leadership and commitment in adopting the highest international standards for its data centre, which ultimately reflects on the quality of its services targeted at the enterprise segment within the Kuwaiti market.

Not only does Zain’s receipt of this certification make it the first telecom operator in the Kuwaiti market to receive it, it becomes the third across the region to be awarded this certification. This achievement will improve Zain’s positioning in the enterprise segment by proving that its data centre is the most efficient and sustainable in the market. This accomplishment also comes in line with the company’s Digital Transformation strategy that aims at empowering a more efficient business sector.

The M&O Data Center Certification – issued by Uptime Institute for over 1000 data centres around the world – certifies that Zain’s data centre is up to the highest international standards in regards to its service reliability and consistency, as well as its operational excellence.

Zain’s data centre was evaluated based on a number of standards and criteria, including its reliability as a service, up-to-date equipment, low risk, low human error, reduced downtime and operational efficiency.

Zain stressed that it follows strict procedures when it comes to implementing international standards within all its operations. In line with maintaining and adapting high international standards, Zain Kuwait also has been awarded with ISO certificates on Quality (9001:2015), Environmental (14001:2015) and Information Security (27001:2013) which ensure that the organisation meets the requirements for standardisation and quality assurance in those fields.

Receiving such international certifications affirms the company’s efforts in implementing effective policies and procedures to ensure its systems and operations are up to the best standards. Zain’s commitment in implementing such standards reflects its keenness on offering the most efficient services to the enterprise segment as well as continuously developing its services in line with its Digital Transformation strategy.

Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organisation focused on improving the performance, efficiency and reliability of business-critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration, and independent certifications. Uptime Institute serves all stakeholders responsible for IT service availability through industry leading standards, education, peer-to-peer networking, consulting and award programmes delivered to enterprise organisations and third-party operators, manufacturers and providers.

Uptime Institute is recognised globally for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards and Certifications for Data Centre Design, Construction and Operational Sustainability along with its Management and Operations Reviews, FORCSS methodology, accredited training programmes and the Efficient IT Stamp of Approval.

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