Khazna Data Centres, one of the largest wholesale data centre providers in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) with GDS IDC Services Ptc. Ltd. (GDS), to discuss how to collaborate on cooperation and development of wholesale data centres across Greater China, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the Middle East regions.
This cooperation is intended to provide a framework for joint activities between Khazna Data Centers and GDS to support the strategic development of digital infrastructure in various markets and regions including Greater China. The MoU also explores potential partnership to establish data centre projects in accordance with the highest international standards for facility design, operations, and data privacy and security, and to provide comprehensive solutions and end to end data centre services, adopting and applying GDS prefabrication, modular design, with multi-cloud managed and cyber security services, digital transformation integration services and application integration services.
Hassan Alnaqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centers stated: “As organisations seek to expand capacity, better efficiency, affordability and implementing clean power solutions, the accelerated growth of the data centre sector will continue. The combined skill set between Khazna Data Centers and GDS will spark development by attracting investments and allow to build and operate data centres across new ventured markets”.
William Huang, CEO of GDS stated: “Data centre is growing fast with the increased demand from customer’s digital infrastructure adopting new technologies such as 5G, AI, and edge computing, etc. With our partnership with Khazna Data Centres, we adhere to support the exponential growth in demand for information technology and telecommunications infrastructure and drive the ultimate customer experience across Greater China, Asia, and Middle East”.
All parts of a digital ecosystem come together in a data centre. Data centres have moved beyond just a storage facility and have become a critical part of the information and data that includes content generation and storage, distribution, security, transfer, and processing. To meet global demand, providers have been moving forward with their expansion plans and collaborating in building data centres across various markets.
Hassan Alnaqbi concluded: “Data centres persist to be a critical asset for regional, national, and global economic growth serving as a vital intersection point for the data of individuals, businesses, and economies. Propelled by the ever-growing demand for data centres, Khazna Data Centers regularly assesses emerging opportunities to bring our services closer to customers, enabling them to provide better services and satisfy local data privacy regulations. Our potential partnership with GDS shall open new avenues in the Asia market. We are exciting for this new journey across the pond”.
Today, data is a critical asset for any business — and the need to provide storage and maintain an ever-increasing amount of digital assets is growing exponentially. Data centres are key to support business’ growth trajectory, adopt digital technologies, enable new business models, and the ability to manage the level of connectivity required to effectively deliver services.