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“There are direct parallels between Dubai’s increasingly advanced digital infrastructure and its growing economic competitiveness,” says Dubai Internet City boss.
Co-founder and Editor, The Tech Capital
January 12, 2022 | 6:52 PM GMT
Khazna Data Centers has entered a deal with Dubai Internet City, one of the Middle East’s largest hubs for technology companies, to establish two facilities to further support enterprise cloud adoption as well as 5G and smart city roll outs.
The two new wholesale data centres will be located in Dubai and will feature the design of Khazna’s data centre pods for the rapid scaling of operations when required.
Hassan Al Naqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centres, said: “The partnership between Khazna and Dubai Internet City will further support the UAE’s digital ecosystem, with technology businesses such as cloud computing operators able to achieve the level of connectivity they need to more effectively deliver services to partners, customers and employees.
“Our aim is to continue partnering alongside industry leaders and decision-makers, offering a dedicated data centre space that supports long-term growth strategies for businesses across various industries.”
Once operational, Khazna Data Centers’ portfolio will count with a total of fourteen data centres across the UAE, making it the largest data centre provider in the country.
The government’s ambition of transforming the UAE into a smart country necessitates the deployment of secure cloud infrastructure and data storage across all industries, from government and residential services to healthcare and manufacturing.
Combined with many businesses adopting hybrid work models on the heels of the global pandemic, the volume of digital data has increased significantly in recent years.
National strategies that encourage the development and deployment of IoT, AI and cloud computing are also increasing the demand for storage.
Ammar Al Malik, Managing Director of Dubai Internet City said: “The UAE has been named among the top ten most competitive economies in the world for a second consecutive year, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2021, and I believe that building data centres and enhancing the overall technological infrastructure play a key role in providing an investment-friendly environment.
“There are direct parallels between Dubai’s increasingly advanced digital infrastructure and its growing economic competitiveness. The announcement of these data centres marks a new milestone for the UAE as it boosts digital adoption.”
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