SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDING ITS UAE FOOTPRINT
Khazna Data Centers has just broken ground on two new data center projects in Dubai, precisely located in Dubai Design District and Ibn Battuta.
Codenamed DXB2 and DXB3, the new facilities are expected to deliver a joint load capacity of 43MW, aimed at meeting current and future needs for digital infrastructure, digital resiliency and digital transformation journeys.
“The functioning of our digital economy highly depends on data today, with data centers as an ever-increasingly indispensable component for the success of companies in the digital era. A data center can be built anywhere with power and connectivity, but proximity is a critical aspect to consider,” said Hassan Al Naqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centers.
“There is no doubt that the United Arab Emirates has witnessed an increase in data generation and as a result have risen as a destination market for data centers. The establishment of DXB2 and DXB3 and the continuous investments of Khazna Data Centers in the UAE is a testament to our integral role in supporting the country’s digital economy and digital future”.
Both designed as Tier III Data Centers, DXB2 and DXB3 are scheduled to begin operations in Q3 2023 and Q1 2024, respectively.
Last month, Khazna Data Centers announced the formation of a new joint venture with BEEAH Digital, to develop a new Tier 3 data center in Sharjah, a city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As designed, the Sharjah data center will deliver 9MW load capacity and feature multiple green power and cooling pathways.
As announced in April, Khazna is also constructing its second data center in Masdar, Abu Dhabi – the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Codenamed Khazna Abu Dhabi 6 (or AUH 6), this new data center facility is designed to offer 31.8MW (approx. 32MW) of IT power capacity upon full build, which will be developed using modular architectures.