Saudi Aramco continues to progress its Digital Transformation Journey, where data and infrastructure are the cornerstones of our Digital Transformation. In my view, the AI-ecosystem is built around three key pillars:
One, Data and Infrastructure
And Three, Capabilities Building
Our data storage capacity in Saudi Aramco will quadruple by 2025 to reach 400PB. This growth is a result of deploying more than 100 thousand IoT and smart devices, virtual reality solutions, cybersecurity operations, and data analytics.
We have invested in a world-class scalable data center, and plan to double the power capacity from 9MW to 17MW by 2030. Our computing infrastructure will increase by four times, to exceed 20,000 nodes. In addition, we already have adopted a multi-cloud strategy to augment our private cloud capabilities.
As for connectivity capacity, we are expanding by 10 fold, from 10Gb/s to 100Gb/s, to accommodate the anticipated traffic growth as a result of immersive-experience technologies, and high-performance applications, such as AR/VR. Industrial Wi-Fi and 5G are being deployed in more than 10 operating facilities, to provide high speed wireless connectivity for IoT devices and wearables. For hard to reach areas, we are exploring the use of low earth orbit satellites, to provide high-speed connectivity and internet access.
These advancements and important investments in our data & infrastructure will be the key differentiator for a true scale-up of AI deployment.
On the technology front, we recognize the need for creating an appropriate technology-enabled collaborative environment for our teams to continue with AI technology innovation. Accordingly, we have established the Fourth Industrial Revolution Center, inaugurated last year, to foster innovation and fast track AI-solution development and deployment. These centers are backed by more than 11 corporate cutting-edge digital platforms, such as BlockChain, BPM, and ChatBot.
In addition, we have invested in more than 15 start-up companies focusing on AI and machine learning, locally and internationally.
Last but not least, is to focus on building capabilities and developing talent to take full advantage of digitalization. We have already started several programs, including hosted master degrees with KAUST, Georgia Tech, and IE University in Spain.
Now, I'll share with you a few cases of the deployed AI
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