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Microsoft, G42 to invest $1bn in Kenya to build geothermal-powered data centre

Microsoft and G42 will work with the government of Kenya to design and operate the new East Africa cloud region as part of a trusted data zone

Gemini - Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., during the Google I/O Developers Conference in Mountain View, California, US, on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Google introduced a new large language model, used for training artificial intelligence tools like chatbots, known as PaLM 2, and said it has already woven it into many of the internet search company’s marquee products. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

All that was announced at Google I/O 2024: Trillium chip, Imagen-3, Veo and more

Among Google’s latest salvos was an addition to its family of Gemini 1.5 AI models known as Flash, an upgrade to its image-to-text offering Imagen and an AI model that creates high definition videos

Huawei

Huawei continues rebound with strongest earnings growth since 2019

While the company’s core ICT infrastructure business remained stable, its cloud business grew by more than a fifth, generating revenue of CNY55.3bn

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Tech investments approach $13bn on Day 2 at LEAP 2024

The Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Centre in Malham witnessed the unveiling of investments aimed at supporting local start-up ecosystems

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Interview: Splunk’s Ahmed El Saadi talks digitalisation and data analytics solutions

The rise of digital technologies, including cloud computing, AI, and machine learning has heralded new opportunities for the MENA region

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Here’s how data centres can be made more sustainable and environment friendly

Tassos Peppas, regional director – Middle East, Turkey and Central Asia at Vertiv shares key solutions in achieving sustainable operations for data centres

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Mubadala invests in US-based Aligned Data Centers

With this investment, Mubadala will become a minority partner alongside majority partners managed by Macquarie Asset Management

Dubai opens world’s largest solar-powered data centre

The data centre has a capacity exceeding 100 megawatts, and spans more than 16,000 square metres

Alibaba

Alibaba plans logistics hub at Istanbul airport, data centre near Ankara

Expanding commerce and cloud-based units are expected to lift the company’s revenue

Amazon

Amazon vows to replenish all the water it uses for data centres

Currently, AWS relies on recycled water for 20 of its data centres

Interview: George Pawlyszyn, general manager – MEA at Rackspace Technology

Interview: George Pawlyszyn, general manager – MEA at Rackspace Technology

Cloud migration is a complex task and IT managers struggle to ensure availability and continuity during the migration process, which is further complicated by multicloud environments

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UAE’s Mubadala buys minority stake in EQT Infrastructure’s GlobalConnect

With Mubadala as a minority investor in GlobalConnect, EQT Infrastructure aims to broaden the company’s long-term shareholder base

Gitex Global 2022 concludes on Oct 14

Gitex Global, the UAE’s annual tech event, began on October 10 and ended on October 14

Aveva to showcase unified operations centre for data centres at Gitex Global

Organisations deploying this solution will realise reductions in project implementation times by up to 60 per cent

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Khazna, Beeah Group to bring Sharjah its first Tier 3 data centre

The joint venture will focus on addressing the growing demand for digital infrastructure in the emirate, while aiming for sustainable operations and net-zero emissions by 2050

RTA approves strategic plan 2023-2030 aligned with Dubai Urban Plan 2040

Dubai’s RTA finalises data investment master plan, aims to sell data to boost revenues

The project includes creating an operational model to maximise return on investment from the use of RTA’s data while protecting the confidentiality of data

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Huawei’s take on how ICT infrastructure can curb energy consumption

In an interview with Gulf Business, David Shi, president, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, Middle East highlights how the need for greener ICT infrastructure is a priority for organisations

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UAE’s Alec launches subsidiary to revamp data centre construction across MENA

The company will employ the group’s in-house civil, MEP, and technological expertise to help corporations

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Equinix to build data centre in Salalah, Oman

Work is underway to establish a new subsea cable interconnection hub linking Asia, Africa and Europe in partnership with Omantel

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Acronis launches first cloud data centre in South Africa

The local service providers will have a location within the country where they can store business-critical data for their clients

DIC, Khazna Data Centers announce two data storage facilities in Dubai

Khazna will play a critical role in catering to the recording, movement and security of increasingly large amounts of information

ADAA becomes the first government entity to migrate its data centre to the cloud

Migration eases environmental risks, delivers capital and operational cost savings and boosts security and compliance

Digital DEWA’s Moro Hub breaks ground for solar-powered data centre in Dubai

The data centre will be implemented by Moro Hub at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai

The growth of data centres in the Middle East

The pandemic has highlighted the critical role of data centres in ensuring that IT companies not only function well, but are also ready to embrace a digital future

Global modular data centre market to maintain robust growth – Frost & Sullivan

Huawei’s smart modular data centre solution has grown rapidly in recent years, increasing from 12.7 per cent in 2017 to 20.5 per cent in 2020

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Saudi Arabia’s STC continues Phase 3 of data centre project across the region

The programme will provide a full range of services and safety measures of assets across key cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam

Oracle announces second cloud region in the UAE

Emaar, Emirates Post Group chose Oracle Cloud Abu Dhabi Region for strategic business operations

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Oracle signed on as first tenant of hyperscale data centre in Saudi Arabia’s NEOM

Oracle’s second cloud region in Saudi Arabia will enable support of Vision 2030 technology ambitions

GITEX Future Stars: Meet the innovative startups from UAE, Italy and South Korea

Over 700 companies from more than 60 countries exhibiting at GITEX Future Stars will be able to access to the region’s tech investments

GITEX Global: What’s new in 2021?

The region’s largest IT exhibition has been defining the newest trends, and displaying product developments from across the world for over 40 years