Dubai Internet City has announced a deal with Khazna Data Centres to establish two state-of-the-art facilities to further support enterprises of all sizes by enabling the integration of technology across all business functions.
Details about the new data centers – including specifications, timelines, or location information – were not shared, but the facilities are likely to be located near DIC’s hub close to Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah artificial island.
The services will feature data centre pods designed by Khazna, which allow the rapid scaling of operations when required, offering partners long-term growth benefits, the companies said. Businesses involved in 5G, smart city projects, and cloud computing can also leverage the technology.
"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," said a press release.
“Building data centres and enhancing the overall technological infrastructure plays a key role in providing an investment-friendly environment," said Ammar Al Malik, managing director of Dubai Internet City. "This agreement marks the next chapter in our commitment to supporting widespread digital transformation to increase our economic competitiveness globally well into the future," he said.
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."