PROJECTS: UAE's Khazna to add 200 megawatts of data centre capacity

Five-fold capacity expansion to support digital transformation in private and government sectors

  
Khazna plans to increase its data centre capacity five-fold over the next four years

Khazna plans to increase its data centre capacity five-fold over the next four years

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Khazna, the UAE's largest supplier of commercial wholesale data centre services, announced on Sunday that it will build multiple new data centres and increase its capacity five-fold over the next four years to support the digitisation plans of companies and government agencies in the Gulf state.

The company said in a statement that it currently operates two data centres in Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai with a combined capacity [in load terms] of 40 megawatts (MW); with the new expansion plan, it will have a total of 200 MW of load capacity by 2023.

It said multiple new data centres will be built in locations across the UAE and additional capacity will be increased at its current sites.

Hassan Al Naqbi, Chief Executive Officer of Khazna said remote working and the growth of online services during the global pandemic has underlined the importance of "robust, state-of-the-art digital infrastructure."

"Demand for flexible, scaleable and secure data storage is increasing rapidly, and this trend will continue as smart city and smart government projects gather momentum, cloud computing adoption grows and 5G networks are rolled out," he said.

Khazna, which was established in 2012, is one of the top data centre service providers in the Middle East and North Africa region.

(Writing by Saket S; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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