Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum with Charles Meyers. Image Credit: WAM

Dubai: Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE, met Charles Meyers, President and CEO of Equinix, one of the world's leading digital infrastructure companies, in Dubai on Thursday.

During the meeting, Sheikh Maktoum highlighted Dubai’s keenness to strengthen collaboration with major global technology companies. Successful partnerships with leading industry players are a key enabler of Dubai’s digital transformation journey and its development as a global technology hub, he said.

Sheikh Maktoum further said that serving the community more effectively and enhancing sustainable development are key aims of Dubai’s digital transformation plan. The initiative seeks to raise the efficiency of vital sectors and advance Dubai’s strategic objective of becoming one of the world’s top urban economies, he added.

Founded in Silicon Valley in 1998, Equinix serves diverse sectors including public, financial, industrial, healthcare, retail, education and transportation through its 198 data centres located in 37 countries, in addition to 50 additional centres that are under development. In 2022, the company’s revenues reached $7.263 billion, while Q1 2023 revenues amounted to $2 billion.

One of Equinix’s biggest data centers, the DX1 Dubai Data Centre, is located in the Dubai Production City. The facility spans an area of 41,000 square feet