Khazna Data Centers plans two new Dubai facilities

05 January 2022 | Melanie Mingas

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Khazna Data Centers is to deploy two new facilities in Dubai, using its pod-based design techniques so the facilities can easily expand in future.

Khazna said the potential capacity for first project is 21.5MW, while the second is 31.5MW. The two new data centres are part of a deal with Dubai Internet City, a major regional hub for technology companies and talent.

Hassan Al Naqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centres, said: “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. From organisations and government entities to hyperscalers, we help our customers meet the demands found in today’s competitive and transforming environment through our unique product portfolio and turnkey solutions, supreme energy efficiency, and flexible pricing.”

Khazna said projects built using its data centre pods allow for the "rapid scaling of operations when required, which offers partners long-term growth benefits, while businesses involved in 5G, smart city projects and cloud computing can also leverage Khazna’s technology".

The new facilities will take Khazna's total portfolio to 14 data centres, and the company said it is now the UAE’s largest data centre provider.

Highlighting the UAE's inclusion in the IMF's top 10 most competitive world economies, Ammar Al Malik, MD of Dubai Internet City, said: "I believe that building data centres and enhancing the overall technological infrastructure play a key role in providing an investment friendly environment."

He continued: “Dubai Internet City has been a cornerstone of the UAE’s ICT strategy for more than two decades, and this agreement marks the next chapter in our commitment to supporting widespread digital transformation to increase our economic competitiveness globally well into the future.”

Malik added: “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.”