Misrata Free Zone (MFZ) announced Sunday that it has launched its data hosting centre at the end of final trials. This includes completing the connection of more than 40,000 thousand meters of the optical fibre network.
Aladdin Baba, the Official Spokesperson for the MFZ, said in an exclusive interview with Libya Herald that all supplies and installations for the data centre have been completed. He pointed out that the completed fibre optic network connection to investment site “A” has a network design that guarantees reliability and safety and permanent connection.
Baba said the data hosting centre project will provide a quantum leap in the services provided by it and will contribute significantly to keeping pace with development, opening wide horizons for investors and diversifying services.
These services include:
- Providing high-speed internet for investors and all MFZ facilities, according to the required speed.
- Providing RACKS for investors’ network equipment.
- Linking the different investor locations inside and outside the MFZ at high speeds.
- Providing storage spaces for investors.
- Providing a dedicated fibre optic link for investors.
- Providing cloud storage.
- Adding other services according to work and project requirements.
Baba stated that the data centre, which is supervised by the MFZ Information Technology Department, has taken into account many specifications and standards to meet all requirements.
These consist of:
- Fibre optic network with a length of 40,000 meters.
- High security and precision network design.
- Two fixed and stable sources of electrical supply.
- A standby energy saving centre that can operate the entire data centre for 12 hours continuously.
- An intelligent cooling system to maintain temperature.
- A humidity control system in the data centre.
- Fourteen racks of 48 units (Rack 42U).
- A complete control system “Access Control” to access the data centre location with different powers.
- A safety and security system and fire extinguishing.
- A staff headquarters and room for control, management, and monitoring.
- A powerful firewall.
- Network equipment with high speeds of up to 100 Gig.
The MFZ data centre was built by China’s Huawei.