The Chinese firm United Projects Achievement will set up the data center to provide cloud services across the Middle East, in line with success in its home market. The company is among the ten leading cloud computing platforms in China. The project is also the second Chinese investment in the Sohar Freezone and will attract more firms from the country to Oman.
These facilities are powered by energy-efficient power sources and have cooling systems to ensure that the functioning of the servers isn’t hampered by overheating. Organizations such as Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) are also building solar-powered data centers in the Middle East.
The data center boom has also benefited the Middle East’s real estate sector. UAE-based developer Damac has partnered with an Irish firm Dataplex to build data centers in Europe.