Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 78 - Page 66


Khazna Data Centres breaks ground on its second data centre at Masdar

Hassan Alnaqbi , CEO , Khazna Data Centres

Khazna Data Centres , one of the largest wholesale data centre providers in the Middle East and North Africa , has kicked off construction of its second data centre in Masdar , Abu Dhabi and is set to be completed by Q3 2023 . To be named Khazna Abu Dhabi 6 ( AUH 6 ), the new 31.8 megawatts ( MW ) of IT power capacity facility will further expand the company ’ s footprint in the region and address the need for a future-ready digital infrastructure to enhance enterprises ’ digital resiliency and Digital Transformation journeys . of Digital Transformation initiatives , the adoption of disruptive technologies , and to be better suited to face future challenges , elicit the growing demand for data centres today .

“ The Middle East is on the path of rapid cloud growth in the coming years . The United Arab Emirates is considered one of the largest data centre hubs in the region and up to US $ 2 billion in additional investments are projected by 2026 . At Khazna Data Centres we are committed to further enhance the country ’ s status as an international hub and encourage businesses and organisations to accelerate their Digital Transformation excursions .”
In today ’ s digital world , data centres are becoming an essential part of life due to the immense and growing amount of data generated every day . Organisations seek to work with trusted partners to coordinate infrastructure and management with business requirements .
With Khazna Data Centres ’ proven experience , the company now operates a total of eight data centres , has three data centres under construction with a further three in the pipeline , amounting for a total of 220-megawatt capacity across its sites in the United Arab Emirates and embarked on plans to expand in the region and beyond to be a global player in this field . p
AUH 6 is designed with the aim to meet the highest sustainability and efficiency standards in compliance with international hyperscale requirements . The use of a modular , repeatable design to building data centres improves construction efficiency , delivers greater performance , increase deployment speed and ensure smoother operations .
Hassan Alnaqbi , CEO , Khazna Data Centres , said : “ One of the most exciting aspects of the evolution of data centres is how data centres underpin nearly everything we do in our digital lives . Driven by the growing demand for data centre capacity , accelerated deployment
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