Elsewedy Data Centers and Emirati Gulf Data Hub have just announced that they jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to develop new data center complexes in Egypt.

While the execution is planned to be through 4 stages, the joint project is to deliver 3 data center complexes split between 3 different locations across the country, and to feature a total storage capacity of 192 megawatts, and a total power load of 300 megawatts.

 “Our investment with Gulf Data Hub is another milestone in our digital infrastructure expansion plan. We couldn’t have complemented our track record of successes without the unceasing support and sound guidance of the Egyptian government, along with The Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT),” said Abdel Rahman El Sewedy, CEO of Elsewedy Data Centers.

Aims at creating a USD 2.1 billion data centers hub, the new project is to be constructed within the next 5-7 years, while each of the 3 data center complexes is planned to adopt Tier III standards – according to Uptime Institute classification.

“Elsewedy Data Centers and Gulf Data Hub’s joint venture aims at providing a global carrier neutral data center in Egypt and the Middle East, ensuring our regional long-standing leadership in storing entities’ sensitive data and mission critical equipment, to enable our customers to focus on their core business through credible performance measures. There is no doubt that our partnership with Elsewedy Data Centers will enable us to achieve our goal and reinforce our dedication to meeting the needs of each customer every time,” said Mr. Tarek Al-Ashram, CEO of Gulf Data Hub.

As announced, the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and Communications and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt witnessed the MoU, which was signed by Eng. Ahmed El Sewedy – Non-Executive Chairman at Elsewedy Data Centers, and Mr. Tarek Mohammad Al Ashram – CEO and Founder of Gulf Data Hub.

Recently, Africa Data Centers, a business of Cassava Technologies, also announced the launch of its second data center facility in Cape Town, South Africa. As announced, the new data center is to deliver 12,000 square meters of white space or the space available for customers to lease and an IT load of 20MW.