The Sharjah Electricity, Water, and Gas Authority (SEWA) has engaged in discussions with Digital Beeah, a specialized firm in technological innovations and upcoming digital projects, affiliated with the Beeah Group, and Safe Data Centre, a major data center service provider in the UAE.
The talks centered on initiating collaboration to deliver services in accordance with top sustainability standards to establish Sharjah’s first data center that adheres to “Tier 3” standards.
During the meeting, they further discussed the importance of collaborative efforts and providing necessary services to develop a data center that aligns with prevailing industry standards, enhanced with high-tech security systems.
Mr. Abdullah Abdul Rahman Al Shamsi, Director-General of SEWA, underscored the critical role of data centers in facilitating rapid digital transformation, ensuring business continuity, and maintaining the flow of data. He stressed that the new data center in Sharjah would meet the growing demand from various institutions, whether government or private, for a secure global-level data infrastructure.
Mr. Al Shamsi noted that “SEWA is collaborating with all entities to support digital transformation and sustainability initiatives. The authority will provide all necessary resources to equip the new data center in Sharjah with services according to the best specifications, benefiting government and private institutions in the emirate.”
Mr. Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of BEEAH Group, emphasized the necessity of ensuring communication continuity in communities and facilitating access to digital services to enhance the quality of life.
“A data center compliant with “Tier 3” standards would improve the digital infrastructure available to government bodies and private companies. The advanced IT infrastructure would boost investments, attract businesses, provide global-level services, and secure data sovereignty on a broader scale,” Mr. Al Huraimel added.