- The aim behind the launch of three data centers is to host telecommunications equipment and digital cloud infrastructure.
- The second phase will comprise four new data centers in strategic locations across the Kingdom.
Data center solutions
The stc publicized three mega data centers in Madinah, Riyadh, and Jeddah with an investment of USD 270 million.
The company said: “The step aims to host telecommunications equipment and digital cloud infrastructure, offering higher availability, flexibility, and faster time to the customer.”
The company adopted next-generation to build technology via prefabricated and modular solutions, affirming service uptime, and business continuity. Further, it allows stc to optimize future expansions with quick-to-market solutions and grow-on-demand technology.
Also, data centers aim to offer a higher degree of high speed, availability, and flexibility for consumers’ digital solutions. The three new data centers are constructed with over 150 prefabricated modules offering about 10.8 MW of critical IT power and is expandable up to 16.8 MW.
This entire project represents the completed first phase of a new era of stc data centers. The second phase will comprise four new data centers in strategic locations across the Kingdom. Thus, bringing the total critical IT power to about 40.8 MW.
The stc’s short-term future represents expanding mission-critical white space to more than 105 MW of data center IT power across the Kingdom using the same model.
On December 28, 2020, Monday, stc Group publicized its plan to invest approximately USD 500 million in cloud services over the next five years in cooperation with the eWTP Arabia Capital Investment Fund and Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence arm of the Alibaba Group, as per Argaam data.