EVOTEQ and Khazna to build Sharjah's first Tier 3 datacentre
Datacentre expected to attract global tech firms to invest in the Emirate
UAE-based ICT services provider EVOTEQ and Khazna, UAE's largest data centre wholesale provider, will jointly a Tier 3 data centre in Sharjah.
The collaboration is a response to the growing demand for secure, world-class data infrastructure by local and international entities. Target sectors of the new data centre include government departments, banks, universities, enterprises and technology companies.
Jihad Tayara, CEO of EVOTEQ, said of the announcement: “EVOTEQ aims to play a critical role in the region's digital transformation, beginning with the UAE. Building a Tier 3 data centre in Sharjah will bring considerable digital experience and technological expertise to the table, and we are delighted to work with Khazna in developing this ground-breaking project.”
In addition to enabling and supporting the growth of Sharjah into a smart city, the planned data centre will also enhance business continuity and scalability opportunities for commercial and government entities. Furthermore, the datacentre is expected to support Sharjah’s goal of attracting technology companies to invest in the Emirate.
Hassan Al Naqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centers, said of the partnership: "We are delighted to partner with EVOTEQ on this ambitious project, as we share a mutual interest in driving digital transformation in the UAE. Building Sharjah’s first Tier 3 data centre will have immense economic benefits not only in Sharjah, but also the wider UAE.”