Dubai Internet City, Khazna unite to set up 2 new data storage facilities 

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Dubai Internet City, the region’s largest hub for technology companies and talent, has partnered with Khazna Data Centers, one of the region’s largest wholesale data center providers, to launch two state-of-the-art facilities to support all-size-businesses by enabling the integration of technology.

The UAE’s goal of becoming a smart country involves the implementation of secure cloud infrastructure and data storage across all businesses. The volume of digital data has expanded dramatically in recent years, mainly due to many firms adopting hybrid work models amid the global pandemic.

National policies that promote the development and deployment of IoT, AI, and cloud computing are racing up demand for secure storage. Data security has become a global priority as people’s reliance on the internet has risen, particularly on sensitive data generated by the healthcare and financial sectors.

Ammar Al Malik,
MD – Dubai Internet City

“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 centers and enhancing the overall technological infrastructure play a key role in providing an investment-friendly environment.”

The two new data centers will be strategically located in Dubai and will feature Khazna’s unique data center pods, which allow for the rapid scaling of operations when required, providing partners with long-term growth benefits, as well as businesses involved in 5G, smart city projects, and cloud computing. Khazna Data Centers will operate a total of fourteen data centers combined, creating the UAE’s largest data center provider.

Mr. Hassan Al Naqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centers, said that “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.”

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