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stc has announced the inauguration of a new data center in the Qassim region, on their social media pages.

Prince Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud, governor of Qassim region, inaugurated the data center, which falls within phase two of the new generation of data centers in Saudi Arabia.

The data center, which spans over an area of 12,000 square meters, is expected to support the digital economy of the kingdom by strengthening the cloud infrastructure in the fields of data and artificial intelligence (AI), a state news agency reported.

stc CEO Olayan Alwetaid has said that the data center comes as part of the series of centers launched by the group across the Kingdom.

He said that the project will provide key digital availability areas that secure an integrated set of secure world-class services and service management, in addition to asset safety measures across major cities of Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam and Buraydah.

He also pointed out that the group seeks, through these centers, to implement the largest data centers project in the Middle East, which targets converting the Kingdom into a global technology hub that technically connects the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa.

stc Data Centers program constitutes of 16 Data Centers that include 17,000 racks which will be incorporating 8 parallel projects distributed across multiple zones within 6 cities, makes this the biggest program of Data Center Construction at one time, across the region. The program will create critical digital availability zones that will provide a full range of services together with world-class security and service management as well as safety measures of asset’s, across key cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam.

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