Empowering Saudi Arabia: HPE Unveils ‘Saudi Tech’ Servers at LEAP 2024″

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In a groundbreaking move, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has introduced ‘Saudi Made’ servers, marking a significant leap in the global IT landscape. The announcement follows the inauguration of HPE’s new Riyadh production facility, a collaborative effort with alfanar. Thousands of servers, part of HPE’s esteemed ProLiant compute portfolio, are set to roll off the production lines in 2024, showcasing a remarkable milestone in Saudi Arabia’s tech journey.

The Riyadh Production Facility: A Hub of Innovation

The Riyadh production facility, a result of the partnership between HPE and alfanar, is not merely a production site; it’s a symbol of technological empowerment and commitment to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. The majority female workforce employed at the site echoes HPE’s dedication to Saudization, aligning with the nation’s goals for economic diversification.

Catalyzing Growth in Saudi Arabia

Underpinning the ‘Saudi Made’ program, the servers produced at this facility will carry the ‘Saudi Tech’ logo, a testament to the quality and innovation inherent in these servers. With support from key government entities like the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Ministry of Investment, HPE’s servers will meet the growing demand from Saudi customers, further strengthening and diversifying the global supply chain.

Next-Generation Servers for Emerging Technologies

The Riyadh facility is set to produce thousands of HPE ProLiant DL360 and DL380 Gen11 servers annually. These servers, engineered for hybrid environments, prioritize security by design and are optimized for AI workloads. In line with Saudi Arabia’s ambition to lead in AI development and application by 2030, these servers play a pivotal role in realizing this vision. They are tailored for AI-intensive tasks such as computer vision inference, generative visual AI, and end-to-end natural language processing.

Catering to Growing IT Infrastructure Demand

As Saudi Arabia witnesses a surge in demand for IT infrastructure, driven by giga-projects and emerging technologies like AI, HPE’s strategic move is well-timed. The new facility is not only a production hub but also a catalyst for job creation, with dozens of new sales and technical roles being created at HPE’s Middle East headquarters in Riyadh. This move is under the leadership of Mohammad Alrehaili, HPE’s Middle East managing director.

Investment for Future Growth

HPE and alfanar are not stopping at the current production capacity. Discussions are underway to explore additional investments to ramp up output, including new production lines dedicated to servers optimized for telecoms and Cloud Service Providers. This forward-looking approach aligns with HPE’s commitment to not just meet current demands but to be at the forefront of future technological advancements.

Empowering Saudi Workforce and Saudization

A standout feature of the Riyadh facility is its commitment to knowledge transfer and Saudization. The majority female Saudi workforce undergoes a rigorous high-tech training scheme facilitated by HPE’s global experts. This approach is not just about production but about laying the foundation for Saudi workers to become proficient in developing and building cutting-edge technologies.

Saudi Arabia’s Digital Economy Catalyst

Eng. Haitham Al-Ohali, Vice Minister at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, emphasizes the broader impact of this initiative: “This marks a significant step in positioning Saudi Arabia as a global tech manufacturing leader and a catalyst for the Kingdom’s digital economy.” The collaboration between HPE and alfanar is translating into operational production lines in Saudi Arabia, contributing significantly to the nation’s technology landscape.

Invitation to Explore HPE’s Technological Advancements

The Middle East Managing Director at HPE, Mohammad Alrehaili, expressed the significance of this investment, stating, “We are proud to build on our deep-rooted commitment to Saudi Arabia by bringing enterprise IT production to the country for the first time.” He invites stakeholders to witness the deployment of next-generation technologies in some of the world’s most extensive development projects.

Empowering Local Industries: alfanar’s Commitment

Amer Al Ajmi, Executive Vice President at alfanar, highlighted the importance of driving the production of ‘Saudi Tech’ enterprise technology. As a significant player in electrical and electronic product manufacturing and digital solutions provision in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, alfanar is committed to contributing to local content and expanding capabilities.

Visit LEAP 2024 to Experience ‘Saudi Tech’ Servers

The ‘Saudi Made’ HPE ProLiant DL360 and DL380 Gen11 servers are now available to order. The first ‘Saudi Tech’ servers can be viewed at the HPE booth H1.L40 at LEAP 2024, offering a firsthand look at the technological prowess achieved through this collaboration.

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Conclusion: A Tech Revolution Unleashed

In conclusion, HPE‘s launch of ‘Saudi Made’ servers stands as a testament to the power of collaboration, innovation, and commitment to national goals. The Riyadh facility is not just producing servers; it’s contributing to the transformation of Saudi Arabia into a global tech hub. As the ‘Saudi Made’ servers make their mark, HPE invites you to be part of the journey towards a technologically empowered future.

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