Khazna Data Centers, one of the largest wholesale data centre providers in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed a memorandum of understating (MoU) with GDS IDC Services (GDS), a Chinese company that develops and operates high-performance data centres.
The signatories hope that the MoU will lead to cooperation in the development of wholesale data centres across Greater China, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the Middle East regions.
For now, however, this cooperation is intended to provide a framework for joint activities between Khazna Data Centers and GDS to support the strategic development of digital infrastructure in various markets and regions including Greater China.
The signatories add that the MoU explores a potential partnership to establish data centre projects in accordance with the highest international standards for facility design, operations, and data privacy and security, and to provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end data centre services.
This will involve adopting and applying GDS prefabrication and modular design, with multi-cloud managed and cyber security services, digital transformation integration services and application integration services.
The hope is that, as the growth of the data centre sector continues, the combined skillsets of the two companies will spark development by attracting investments and, in turn, spur the building and operating of data centres across new markets.
Or, as Hassan Alnaqbi, CEO of Khazna Data Centers, says: “Propelled by the ever-growing demand for data centres, Khazna Data Centers regularly assesses emerging opportunities to bring our services closer to customers, enabling them to provide better services and satisfy local data privacy regulations. Our potential partnership with GDS will open new avenues in the Asia market.”