Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The King Khalid University Database Center, a leader in database services within the Ministry of Education, obtained the Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute — the standard-bearer for digital infrastructure performance — for its cloud data center located in Abha until 27 May 2022. The certification illustrates the world-class capacity evidenced in the engineering and architectural specifications of the facility design. The Tier III rating shows that the King Khalid University Database Center meets the highest standards for infrastructure and capacity. Some of the factors leading to certification were that our data center allows for any planned maintenance activity of power and cooling systems to take place without disrupting the operation of computer hardware located in the data center. In a test performed by Uptime Institute, the King Khalid University Data Center reached a 99.982% sustained power level over a 72 hour period of no electricity. CIO Dr. Mohammed Alsaqer praised the support of His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy. He also appreciated the efforts of the technical team working on this achievement. This achievement, he noted, represents how hard his team is working to provide the best services in line with the Kingdom's technical excellence objectives.