Pakistan’s First Tier-III Certified Data Center Established at University of Lahore

The University of Lahore (UOL) becomes the first university in Pakistan’s Education Sector, public or private, to establish a redundant certified Tier-III Data Center, adding innovation and technology to its already well-established educational infrastructure.

The inauguration ceremony was held in Lahore and was attended by Mr. M.A. Raoof (Patron UOL), Mr. Awais Raoof (Chairman BOG UOL), Mr. Javed Wadud (Country Head, EPI Pakistan), Mr. Mahmood Jabbar (CEO TechAccess Pakistan), Mr. Munib Khawaja (Country Head, Schneider Pakistan), Mr. Nawaid Shamim, the joint venture partner of TechAccess, from Building Technologies and various professionals from the IT industry of Pakistan.

This new Data Centre will be hosting not only Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for labs of 11 diverse Faculties and 32 Departments, Private Cloud for UOL’s over 30,000 students in more than 190 full time degree programs. & 4,000 faculty members, but also the SAP Student Life Cycle & Campus Management facilities. UOL also aspires to offer these services to various other academic institutions and commercial organization in the near future.

UOL selected Schneider Electric as the technology partner and TechAccess Pakistan as a integrator to successfully execute this mega project, in collaboration with Building Technologies.

Speaking at the event, Chairman UOL Mr. Awais Raoof stressed on the need of Universities in Pakistan to provide exposure to the students to the technologies being deployed around the world, ensuring that our graduating students not only know the theory but also are well exposed to the them first hand. He also shared his vision of how universities should change their outlook towards the delivery of education and services.

UOL signed a contract with TechAccess Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. on 27th February, 2017. Owing to close working ties between UOL, Schneider Electric and TechAccess Pakistan, the entire process of the data center’s establishment will take around five months for it to be fully operational.


  • Parha Likha Punjab !

    • yaaar mje aik baat batoa app bht farig ho ya app ko pro pakistani ne hire kea hoa ha har post par comment k lye ?

      • Majid

        He is psycho. Just ignore him.

        • Muhammad Usama Masood

          Don’t attack on personal please. @Abdul WAHAB Keep it up man.

    • Paki

      Hahaha when name he punjabistan not Pakistan so they have to do all development there while other province people b ready for sacrifices to safe Punjabistan

      • Muhammad Abrar Ali

        you are wrong here :/

  • Far Zaf

    Great Job done by University of Lahore. Looking forward to similar initiatives by other prestigious institutes.

  • Mohammad Munaf

    Can you provide proof that it is indeed Tier 3 ?

    • Hamid

      It hasn’t even been built yet … at least 5 months left in completion and they have already claimed that!

      • Furqan Ghouri

        It’s design already certified…

        • Hashim Mannan

          and can be verified from EPI.

  • By the way it’s good step toward technology

    • Hashim Mannan

      First of many.

  • Salman Ansari

    Are you aware of the number of Data Centers at Tier 3 level in Pakistan since the last 6-8 years?
    Over two dozen. In the Public and Private sector. With the number of Racks ranging from 10 to over 200…

    • Exactly

      • Hashim Mannan

        First in education sector of Pakistan.

    • Bari

      Read the content again. We r always ready to critisize !!

      • Hashim Mannan


    • Furqan Ghouri

      There must be. But not certified..

      • Hashim Mannan

        Correct me if I am wrong, only PTCL and NTC DC is certified in all sectors of Pakistan.

        • Furqan Ghouri

          NTC is not certified.only PTCL and PPL (PPL design was only certified they do not get certification)

    • Hashim Mannan

      First in education sector.

    • Nabeel

      the article talks about certified Tier – 3.