Khazna Data Centres to double capacity in two years
Facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai expected to deliver a combined 24MW+ of IT power
Khazna is set to double its data centre capacity by end of 2019.
The expansion by the UAE-based commercial wholesale data centre provider will cover total built-up area of around 31,000sqm across the existing facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, of which 7,500sqm comprises IT whitespace. The combined facilities will deliver over 24 megawatt (MW) of IT load once complete.
Hassan Al Naqbi, CEO of Khazna notes that outsourcing data centre capabilities allows companies to focus on their core operations. “Our wholesale model provides our customers with the benefits of both renting and owning their data centre space. The expansion of our facilities is an indicator that our clients are looking towards long-term growth strategies in the region,” Al Naqbi said.
In a bid to provide customers with seamless data experiences, international companies are increasingly looking to establish a presence within the region. Data sovereignty and latency issues are key driving factors - and with technology infrastructure being key to the UAE Innovation Strategy and the wider UAE Vision 2021, the country is viewed as an attractive ICT hub. Khazna being carrier neutral and the largest dedicated wholesale data centre in the UAE has secured key customers in this growth phase, both locally and internationally.
The new facilities will be completed by end- 2019, and are expected to service multinational corporations across a broad range of industries.
Khazna Data Centres is focused on setting an industry standard for energy efficiency by establishing regional lows for its Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) factor, which measures how a computer data centre uses energy - specifically, how much energy is used by computing equipment, in contrast to cooling and other overheads. With its Abu Dhabi based facility targeting a PUE rating of 1.6, Khazna’s data centre is designed to be 40 per cent more energy efficient than a typical data centre in the UAE. The new facilities will also target a Pearl 3 rating as per the Estidama system, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council’s green building code that sets a regional benchmark for energy, water and waste management for built environments.