The CEO of Orange Jordan, Jérôme Hénique has announced that the telecom operator’s data centre located in Marj Al Hamam has received the tier III certification, for its data centre design worldwide. The data centre was accredited by Uptime Institute in America, specialised in studying and evaluating global data centres, becoming the only data centre in the Kingdom to obtain this global certificate.
The certification was announced during a press conference held under the patronage of Her Excellency Majed Shweikeh, the Minister of Information and Communications Technology and Public Sector Development. During the press conference, Hénique said that Orange Jordan is proud of its advanced data centre for receiving the tier III certification, adding that Marj Al Hamam data centre was established in 2013 to meet the needs of the company’s corporate and business customers and to offer them the latest state-of-the-art technologies. This falls in line with the company’s five-year corporate strategy “Essentials 2020”, through which it commits to supporting the digital development of business customers by providing the essential infrastructure.”
Hénique added that last year, the company launched an international Point of Presence (IP PoP) at Orange data centres located in Marj Al Hamam and Hashem, with the aim of connecting more people to high-quality and reliable internet in the region, leveraging Orange Group’s expertise which will enable local and regional operators to conveniently access global IP services from Jordan rather than points such as Europe or the USA.
Orange Jordan’s Chief Enterprise Officer of the Business Unit, Sami Smeirat said that Orange Jordan is the only operator that provides a Tier III data center at the local level, he also pointed out that receiving this global accreditation among other centers in the region proves that it is a versatile center, offering customers the opportunity to design, implement and manage systems, networks and applications. The Data Center has contributed immensely to business advancement and has helped many strategic companies and banks in Jordan achieve stable growth.