EDGNEX and Vodafone plan data centre venture in Turkey

EDGNEX and Vodafone plan data centre venture in Turkey

EDGNEX, a global digital infrastructure provider owned by Damac Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the UAE, has announced the establishment of a joint venture company with Vodafone to build a data centre in Izmir, a city in western Turkey on the coast of the Aegean Sea, with an estimated investment of US$100 million.

The data centre will have a capacity of 6 megawatts (MW) and is scheduled for completion in 2025, according to the company. The Data Centre Dynamics website says the facility will be Vodafone’s second in Izmir and sixth in the country overall. It operates two in Istanbul and one each in Izmir, Ankara and Adana.


The website also adds that none of the major US cloud providers have regions in Turkey, which, it says, has a relatively small data centre market. However, Aqil Ali, Vice Chairman, EDGNEX Data Centres by Damac, is upbeat about the development, arguing that the Eastern Mediterranean region has a high demand for data centres, “making Izmir, one of the largest and oldest cities in Turkey, an ideal location to meet this need”.

The partners say the planned data centre will incorporate the latest technology and meet Tier III standards, guaranteeing 99.982% uptime, full redundancy, and fault tolerance. It will be powered substantially by green energy sources.

The new data centre, it is claimed, will serve as a “one-stop-shop” for the region, connecting to Europe through terrestrial and submarine cables.


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