Following a binding agreement late last year between e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group) and G42 to merge their data center offering, Khazna Data Centers is now operating the twelve new joint data center network, making it the UAE and Middle East’s largest data center provider.
The strategic collaboration between G42 and e& transforms Khazna into a data center powerhouse capable of providing services to partners, customers, and users alike. The move will also help to build a digital ecosystem in the UAE and beyond.
Peng Xiao, Group CEO at G42, commented: “We are pleased to see our partnership with e& coming to fruition with the consolidation of our respective data center assets under Khazna Data Center. Over the years, Khazna has become synonymous with deploying and operating the best-in-class data center infrastructure. We are confident that this next phase in its growth will help attract new global players to the UAE, contributing to the development of the local and regional digital ecosystem and economies.”
Salvador Anglada, CEO, e& enterprise, said: “The completion of the deal with G42 will further enhance our capabilities to design and deliver infrastructure in line with our vision to be the leading digital enabler that transforms enterprises, governments and societies. This new journey will allow us to leverage our investments and expertise to deliver next-generation digital infrastructure that will benefit our customer segments. This agreement sets the foundation for accelerating the digital conversation in data center space.”
Hassan AlNaqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centers, said: “This agreement stands as a testament to our determination in equipping and guiding enterprises into a new era of business intelligence and supporting them in the adoption of new technology. We are proud to become the trusted partner for businesses who require our expertise in reshaping the digital infrastructure landscape in the region.
“By housing G42 and e& data center capabilities under one roof through Khazna Data Centers, we will effectively deliver a unique portfolio of infrastructure services for our customers, vendors, and partner, paving the way for the fully digital future.”
The rapid proliferation and adoption of digital technologies is having a profound impact on the world’s economies, allowing for the development of a new digital economy. The UAE maintains its position as the Middle East’s technology and digitalisation hub as the country undergoes a continuous digital transformation in which businesses embrace IT agility as well as next-generation digital infrastructure, adaptability, and transformation.
Khazna Data Centers is dedicated to furthering the country’s reputation as a leading Middle Eastern data center hub by enabling businesses and large-scale organizations to accelerate their digital transformation journeys. Khazna now operates 12 data centers, has 13 data centers under construction, and three more in the pipeline, for a total planned capacity of over 300 megawatts by the end of 2023 across its sites in the UAE.