DAMAC’s Edgnex and Vodafone to Build $100M Data Center in Turkey 

DAMAC Properties is making significant strides in digital infrastructure investment. Teaming up with British telecoms operator Vodafone, Edgnex Data Centres by DAMAC is embarking on a groundbreaking venture worth $100 million to establish a new data center project in Turkey. 

The joint endeavor aims to bolster Turkey’s digital transformation and economy by introducing a cutting-edge data center in Izmir, the country’s third most populous city. With a projected completion by 2025, this facility will boast a capacity of 6 megawatts, providing vital digital infrastructure to support the nation’s evolving technological landscape. 

The data center will offer end-to-end services and serve as a one-stop-shop for various entities, including content creators, wholesale service providers, and businesses in need of disaster recovery center services. Positioned strategically, it will be connected to Europe through both terrestrial and submarine cables, ensuring seamless connectivity and accessibility to global markets. 

Engin Aksoy, CEO of Vodafone Turkey, highlighted the significance of this partnership, emphasizing Vodafone’s commitment to driving Turkey’s digital advancement. He expressed Vodafone’s intention to expand exponentially over the next five years, focusing on investments in data centers, cloud solutions, cybersecurity, mobile private networks, and IoT. 

The collaboration between DAMAC Properties, Edgnex Data Centres, and Vodafone signifies a pivotal step towards harnessing Turkey’s digital potential. With a rapidly growing demand for data centers in the region, particularly in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Izmir project is poised to play a crucial role in meeting this need and catalyzing economic growth in the area. 

As the global cloud computing market continues to expand, this venture underscores the importance of investing in robust digital infrastructure to support the evolving needs of businesses and consumers alike. With DAMAC Properties and Vodafone at the helm, the future of Turkey’s digital landscape looks promising, fueled by innovation and strategic partnerships in the realm of data infrastructure.