EDGNEX breaks ground on new 20MW data centre in Riyadh

New data centre supports Saudi Vision 2030 by providing a foundation for digital transformation and innovation

EDGNEX has broken ground on its new 17,720sqm data centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The data centre will have a maximum IT load of 20MW and is expected to go live in Q3, 2023.

According to a statement from the firm, it identified Industrial City 2 as the location for its next data centre, as it will be just 19km away from city centre and 47km from the airport. The facility’s close proximity to the city centre will provide low-latency access to the entire Saudi market, and customers will benefit from high-fibre density and connectivity options.

The new data centre will support Saudi Vision 2030 by providing a foundation for local and regional digital transformation and innovation, while aiming to attract global multi-nationals to the country, said the statement.

“KSA is one of the most exciting and dynamic ICT markets in the MENA region. The Saudi government has demonstrated its commitment to innovation and we are proud to be supporting its long-term vision for digital adoption. We want to help attract hyperscalers and innovators from around the world and give them a foundation for growth in the kingdom,” said Niall McLoughlin, senior vice president of Damac Group.

He added, “This is a tremendous opportunity to serve growing local demand while offering world-class facilities to players from across the globe. We look forward to growing together with partners and customers in the KSA.”

The firm is a global digital infrastructure provider backed by Damac Group founder Hussain Sajwani.

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