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Ciaran McCormack

Data storage needs ‘likely to grow 40pc annually’

DUBAI, December 24, 2018

The global data centre market is expected to see an 11 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) increase between 2016 and 2020, with data storage requirements expected to grow 40 per cent year-on-year, a report said.

An increase in the demand for data centres is expected in the Mena region, added the White Paper titled “Hyperactive Hyperscale: The next step of digital revolution” from leading international construction consultancy, Linesight.  

Ciaran McCormack, regional director for the Middle East, Linesight, said: “The increase in demand for data centres, particularly towards hyperscaled centres that can simultaneously process data on thousands of servers, is directly linked to a 28 per cent annual increase in data traffic. Internet users globally continue to grow, with an additional one billion users expected by 2020.”

“You only have to look at the main players in the market, who invested US$26 billion in hyperscale data centres in 2015, to realise the full extent of the opportunities for the construction industry. In the Middle East, we are already seeing an increase in demand from several companies looking to get ahead of the curve by developing larger data centres that are capable of coping with the increasing demand.” added McCormack.

Linesight has seen a 30-40 per cent increase in the number of data centre developments around the world in the last 3 years. To date the company has provided its expertise in the development of over 180 projects worldwide including providing cost management services on the first modular DC project in the GCC region.

The company has already completed data centre projects worth over $250 million, in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

“Since opening our Middle East regional office in Dubai in 2008, we’ve become the ‘go-to’ experts for the implementation of data centres in the Middle East. Our expertise in cost estimation, tender management and appointment as well as strategy implementation has resulted in several high-profile project wins,” said McCormack.

“We understand the challenges faced when delivering this critical infrastructure and are able to deliver a seamless process while also delivering cost savings and efficiencies to the client,” he added.

Linesight has a global reach, with staff located in 20 offices around the world including Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the USA. The company is currently working in 150 countries on project developments worth in excess of $10 billion. – TradeArabia News Service




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