Perhaps many of us did not pay attention to this news published in the newspapers, which is the agreement a few days ago with the UAE side to establish the first high-speed data center in Egypt, with investments of $250 million. The new center will be located in the Technology Zone in Maadi, with a capacity of 25 megawatts. What is the importance of this center?
High-speed data is one of the very important means to achieve the digital transformation in which the Egyptian state is currently proceeding at a very fast pace, in an effort to catch up with the information age that the whole world is currently experiencing.
As the specialists know, one of the requirements of the modern state is that there is complete integration and coordination between information related to all its activities, economically, financially, politically and culturally, as well as at the level of services provided to the citizen such as health, education, security, justice facilities, etc., and therefore providing data quickly will save time, effort and money, which is the goal Create this kind of ultra-fast data center.
It goes without saying that the high speed of providing data to the various institutions of the state will achieve financial integration, not only in the government sectors, but also between the government and the private sector.
Moreover, providing data very quickly to its seekers will help attract investments greatly, as it is not reasonable for an investor, whether local or foreign, to come to invest with us, and then ask for basic information about the Egyptian investment market, so they tell him to wait until tomorrow, of course he will get angry and leave. Heading to other investment markets, and how many markets in the world await investors, let us then expand in establishing many high-speed data centers.--
On the other hand, this huge project is a step on the road to implementing the Egyptian state’s plan to consolidate information technology and data centers, and is certainly in line with the unprecedented urban renaissance and in the field of giant infrastructure projects launched in all Egyptian governorates.
On top of this, the Maadi center will be a building block for the establishment of many similar centers, which will lead this country to a technological breakthrough that we dreamed of, and now it is being realized.
For more articles, see Al-Ahram