Rich in tradition, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has long dominated the energy landscape for having the world’s largest oil reserves. And Now, MENA is grabbing headlines for carving a space for itself in the realm of data centers and cloud computing.
The Middle East is the new found love of the e-commerce giants like Alibaba, AWS and others! How come? They have gone on a shopping spree and have already splurged billions of dollars in erecting state-of-the-art infrastructure in this Region. For they have concrete data to substantiate their confidence in the Middle East! Irrefutably, MENA is destined to be the next global leader in providing cloud technology.
Data’s Burj Khalifa
This region is not just blessed with abundance of natural resources but far-sightedness of its visionaries. Because they were successful in gauging the international market sentiment – tech is the next most valuable resource after oil. Now, this shall explain why MENA’s data center market is expected to blossom into a $ US 12.19 billion colossal success by the end of the year 2027.
All thanks to ingenious entrepreneurs like you who have ramped up investments in the field of 5G network connectivity, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the last one decade itself. And evidently, it is in a perfect sync with the contours defined by the digital transformation strategy of the middle east.
As a result, there is an exponential rise in data consumption which has later translated into the dire need to expand existing network bandwidth capacity. and it was a smooth transition – possible only because of astounding regional policies rolled out by the government in power.
Green Data Centers
Without a doubt, the new age entrepreneurs are pro-environment and are genuine nature empaths. That is why, they are striving hard to reduce their carbon footprint by opting for Cleaners Technologies. Take the case of Crusoe Energy that has made going green cooler than ever! For decades, conservationists loathed the idea of data centers because they emitted a great deal of greenhouse gasses. And these hazardous emissions are the root cause of this lethal acceleration of global warming.
There is a conceited effort to take measures such as Digital Flare Mitigation that can eradicate methane gas emissions by nearly 100 percent.
It is only humane to give due credit to the widespread industry trends that are fueling the growth of data centers in the middle east. For instance, investing big time in smart city initiatives.
The much awaited moment has come!
Because only a jeweler knows a diamond’s true worth – W.Media is taking immense pride in hosting its first ever Middle East Cloud and Data Center Convention & Awards 2022 on the 18th of October 2022 at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers.
This event shall leave you at the edge of your seats, desiring to know more. In this event, tech pioneers will voice their opinion during intellectually sound panel discussions to give you an in-depth understanding of the future of data centers, cloud computing, and 5G.
The event sponsors include Coredge, CtrlS, Datsons, EPI and Sunbird as bronze sponsors and Security Middle East as Media partner.
The speakers for the event include Kamel Tawil, Managing Director, Equinix, Ellis Wang, Senior Advisor, Board Of The Executive & Advisory Team, The Private Office of Sheikh Seed bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, Tamer Hamed, Chief Information Officer, Dubai Cable Company – Ducab, Hessam Seifi, Managing Director, DC PRO, John Booth, Consultant, Carbon3IT, Manal Allam, Middle East IT Head & Business Partner, Merck Group, Sheeba Hasnain, Senior IT & Digital Transformation Specialist, Arif Khan, CEO, Coredge.io Muhamed, Noufel, Cluster IT Manager, Royal Continental Hotels & Suites, Rajnish Sharma, Director – IT Infrastructure & DevOps, G42, Mahesh Trivedi, Executive Vice President, NTT Global Data Centres India, Jeevan Badigari, Director‑IT Governance and Security, DAMAC Group and Frederik Bisbjerg, Senior Vice President, National Health Insurance Company – Daman.
Here’s a sneak peak from the industry experts
Director – IT Infrastructure
“The entire spectrum and landscape of Datacentres across Globe and specially ME has change drastically post covid. With work functions , allowing there entire work force to work from out the office space has been the main driver behind this change. With the entry of Hyperscalers in the region , the landscape changed from Small to Medium sized DC’s to Mega Sized DataCenters”.