Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 29 Dec. 2020: In the presence of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Khaled Abdulla Al-Faisal, stc has announced the launching of Three Mega Data Centres in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al-Madina, with a SAR 1 billion investment. They aim to host telecommunications equipment and digital cloud infrastructure, offering higher availability, flexibility and faster time to the customer. stc has adopted Next Generation build technology through modular and prefabricated solutions, affirming business continuity and service uptime. It also enables stc to optimise future expansions with Grow-On-Demand technology and Quick-To-Market solutions.
These projects represent the first phase of its New Era “Next Generation” Data Centres. Phase one of this ambitious program is now complete, with new Data Centres in Jeddah and Madinah already online, and today sees stc’s third new Data Centre being commissioned in Riyadh.
stc has embraced state-of-the-art design and construction techniques, which is set out to advance the Kingdom’s Infrastructure architecture. stc’s vision is realised through the rapid deployment of multiple cutting-edge Data Centres specifically tailored to meet the ever-increasing requirements of this giant company. This exciting announcement comes as part of stc’s ongoing plans to enable digital transformation within the Kingdom and further the country’s National Transformation Program 2020, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.
Nasser Al-Nasser the stc CEO stated “Yesterday we announced $500 Million investment with Ali Baba Cloud and eWTP, and today we announce an investment of SAR 1 Billion in these three Data Centres. The successful completion and transformation of stc’s mission critical offering, will enable the next step in digital services to be delivered throughout the Kingdom. This first milestone achievement is only the beginning”.
Haithem M. Alfaraj the stc Senior VP of Technology and Operations stated “stc has reached a major milestone in providing next generation Data Centres, that will meet the current demands for digital infrastructure, with the flexibility to grow and mature with digital evolution”.
stc’s current network transformation and new Data Centre program will fundamentally change the mission critical hosting space within the region, improving the agility and speed-to-market of the new services being rolled out in support of the Kingdom’s National Transformation Program 2020, and the Kingdom’s 2030 vision. stc’s has already started Phase 2 of the program that will deliver an additional four new Data Centres in strategic locations throughout the Kingdom.
stc’s major objective is to fundamentally transform the Kingdom’s network architecture, moving towards advanced digital software services, and provide resilience enhanced mission critical white space to hosting customers and hyper-scalers. It also aspires to further improve operational efficiencies and scalability, reduce latency, and implement cloud services, artificial intelligence and automation.