June 29th, 2015, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, TechXact announces that agreement has been signed between TechXact Group and Ministry of Defense Pension Fund (MODPF) in the Sultanate of Oman for launch of green data center project in Jabal Akhdar (Green Mountains) Oman. Jabal Akhdar is strategically located amongst the gulf countries and ideal safe heaven for data hosting, specially disaster recovery. Much of the Gulf is surrounded by hot and humid climate. Also, the capital of the Sultanate, Muscat, is a stretch of narrow landmass surrounded by sea and mountain. Continuous tsunamis and flood are a natural occurrence, which pretty much happen every year.
Over the past decade, thanks to TechXact’s heavy investment in the data center education and culture in the region, Muscat data center buildup has become booming and only looking forward for explosive growth. Furthermore, according to TechXact, Sultanate’s neutral and peaceful dealings with other countries has made Oman a trusted partner to the international community. Jabal Akhdar with its clean, cool and elevated climate as well as tight security protection by the Ministry of Defense can play a vial role in the data center industry of not just Oman but also the entire Gulf region. This project is a TechXact initiative and supported by the nation’s ministry of defense pension fund. TechXact’s expertise will be instrumental in the development and the ultimate success of the project. The entire market research and research, feasibility studies, business planning and financial modeling of the project, private placement memorandum used for fundraising and soliciting investors, as well as site selection and validation, engineering, design, training and recruitment of the staff, provisional operation of the data center, operations manuals, testing & commissioning etc. will be responsibilities of TechXact.
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About Jabal Akhdar - The Jebel Akhdar, Jabal Akhdar or Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Arabic: الجبل الأخضر meaning "the Green Mountain"), is part of the Al Hajar Mountains range in Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate of Oman. It extends about 300 km (186 mi) northwest to southeast, between 50–100 km (31–62 mi) inland from the Gulf of Oman coast, and is one of Oman’s most spectacular areas. The highest point, Jebel Shams (Mountain of the Sun), is around 3,000 metres (around 9,800 feet) high.
This mostly limestone mountain is the highest point in Oman and the whole of eastern Arabia. Jebel Akhdar forms the central section of the Al Hajar Mountains range, and is located around 150 km (93 mi) from Muscat. The range is mostly desert, but at higher altitudes receives around 300 mm (12 in) of precipitation annually— moist enough to allow the growth of shrubs and trees and support agriculture. It is this that gives the mountains their "green" name.Cool summers provide the visitor with fresh air surrounded by breathtaking views of the stony mountainsides.
More on Jabal Akhdar: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jebel_Akhdar_(Oman)
About MODPF - The Ministry of Defense carries out the defense policy of the Sultan's Armed Forces, enlightened from the bright thought and royal directives of HM, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The Ministry deals many agreements to update weapons and equipments, and signs armament deals, according to well prepared plans and conscious planning that meet the needs of the sultan's Armed Forces and enables it to perform, its role in the overall development process in the country, and in accordance with the functions of protecting the homeland and its achievements.
His Majesty believes that, development must be subject to protect it and prepares it for prosperity and progress, and that softy, security, stability and peace depend on building a competent military force of high combat readiness and capable of protecting the country and its installation.
Since he took power of the country, His Majesty was very keen on preparing armed forces of high combat efficiency, and contains different modern services. This principle depends in first place on human being and on preparing him to carry out his role as part of the armed forces which was restructured according to modern and contemporary foundations. Modernization has become an objective for national strategic planning in order to keep up with the requirement of the third millennium and the challenges of 21st century. More on MODPF: