What is the GDCA, and why is it important? GDCA chats to Duke McCaffrey

GDCA Founder Henry Sutton recently sat down with Duke McCaffrey for a fireside chat about the GDCA and how we are working to support the data centre industry in the GCC.

Find an excerpt of the interview below, and read the full interview at https://dukemccaffrey.com/news/what-is-the-gdca-and-why-is-it-important/ 


What is the mission of the GDCA and what value does it bring to the data centre market in the Middle East?

The Gulf Data Centre Association (GDCA) is a trade organisation designed to propel the growth of the data centre industry across the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the Middle East.

The GDCA provides a platform for those involved in every aspect of the data centre industry – including operating, servicing, and investing – across Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to promote growth within the industry and to develop Middle Eastern digital infrastructure.

We host a regular cadence of events across every GCC market where people can network with peers and hear from expert speakers, and we also offer a series of market intelligence reports for every GCC data centre market, free of charge. In this way, the GDCA enables members from both the public and private sectors to share knowledge, best practice, and market expertise beyond borders.

What was the gap in the market for a body such as yours? What was the inspiration for creating the group?

When the GDCA was created in September 2022, it was against the backdrop of…Read more

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