Al Rajhi Bank, the largest Islamic bank in the world, has announced that the company has achieved a Tier IV Certification of Constructed Facilities (TCFF) certification from Uptime Institute for its facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Al Rajhi Bank is the first to be awarded this certification in all of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman). The Uptime Institute Tier IV data center certification formally verifies that Al Rajhi Bank’s data center is consistent with the highest quality and infrastructure standards, in line with international best practices.
Uptime Institute’s Tier IV certification is the highest level of availability, performance, and resilience that a data center can achieve, designed to support mission-critical operations. This includes Fault Tolerance, meaning that if an individual piece of equipment fails, or a distribution path interruption occurs, the effects of the event are stopped short and prevented from ever impacting critical IT operations. Operations are fine-tuned to ensure effective and seamless maintenance, operations and response to any fault.
With its data center Tier Standard & Certifications, Management & Operations reviews, Efficient IT Stamp of Approval, and accredited educational curriculum for data center professionals, Uptime Institute helps organizations optimize critical IT assets while managing costs, resources and efficiency.
“We as leading bank in the region always strive to set an example for other banks to follow our steps. We have done in the past and again this time to ensure our Infrastructure and Data Center is world class and certified”, said Mark Diamond, CIO, Al Rajhi Bank. “This certification is important for our customers to understand the commitment of Al Rajhi Bank to provide the reliable products to them.”
This Certification is a testament to Al Rajhi Bank’s focus on building a highly resilient data center that ensures availability of critical systems that benefit its customers by supporting the organization’s financial environment in a secure environment.
The global data center authority, Uptime Institute has certified over 1,500 data centers across 85 countries. “We are pleased to work with Al Rajhi Bank, a company that prioritizes putting best practices into place for important mission critical operations,” said Mustapha Louni, managing director, Middle East and Africa, Uptime Institute. “Al Rajhi Bank continues to showcase their innovative financial solutions and technologies for its customers, and we congratulate them on their achievements.”