Saudis to Build Disaster-Recovery Centre

Middle Eastern business has taken another step towards diversifying beyond just oil. The region is taking disaster recovery seriously with an elaborate project that will support knowledge and innovation industries.

In an article on the Arab News website, Galal Fakkar says a disaster recovery center to be built in Madinah Knowledge Economic City (KEC) will be the largest of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa. It will cover an area of 30,000 square meters in the city of Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

The state-of-the-art, next-generation cyber-technology facility will serve industries and businesses throughout the Kingdom, the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region and beyond that require “professionally managed, highly reliable, bandwidth-intensive physical environments within which to operate their mission-critical hardware and applications,” says the article.

The facility will house computer systems and their associated components. It will also include redundant systems such as data communications connections, back-up power supplies, data communications connections, environmental controls and security devices.

To read the Arab News article, click here:
http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article56947.ece?service=print