STC, a telecom provider in Saudi Arabia, has launched three mega data centers in Riyadh, Jeddah and Madinah, with $266 million investment, aiming to host telecommunications equipment and digital cloud infrastructure.
Fully equipped data centers with Tier III certification
According to the announcement, the three new data centers have been built with over 150 prefabricated modules, fully equipped with power, thermal management, and IT infrastructure. They will provide 10.8 MW of critical IT power expandable to 16.8 MW, phase 2 of the program already in construction will bring the total critical IT power to 40.8 MW.
Nasser Al-Nasser the STC CEO said,
“Yesterday we announced $500 million investment with Ali Baba Cloud and eWTP, and to today we announce investing about SR1 billion in these three data centers. The successful completion and transformation of STC’s mission critical offering will enable the next step in digital services to be delivered throughout the Kingdom. This first milestone achievement is only the beginning.”
The new design of the data centers has received Tier III Certification for design and construction. Phase1 of this program is now complete, with new data centers in Jeddah and Madinah already online, and today sees STC’s 3rd new data center being commissioned in Riyadh.