Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, has inaugurated the green data centre of Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC (Moro Hub), a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
The facility, recognised as the world’s largest solar-powered data centre by Guinness World Records, is located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world.
The opening event witnessed the signing of agreements between Moro Hub and its key technology partners and customers, including Dell Technologies, Microsoft, Huawei, VMWare, Emirates NBD, Digital Dubai Authority, and Dubai Islamic Bank.
Mr. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of Digital Dubai, remarked that “the launch of the green data centre embodies Dubai and the UAE’s commitment to harness innovation and adopt the principles of sustainability in providing services to citizens and residents. We at Digital Dubai support this approach as part of our leadership of the digital transformation process in the emirate, which has made the city a global model for adopting creative ideas and projects that contribute to a bright future for humanity.”
“We are glad to sign a strategic cooperation agreement with Moro Hub to jointly provide solutions that will elevate and accelerate the region towards digital transformation. Dell Technologies has always been at the forefront of intelligent solutions, and we are confident that our ground-breaking solutions will continue to create opportunities for customers to adapt to digital transformation easily,” Mr. Walid Yehia, General Manager at Dell Technologies, commented.
The introduction of Moro Hub’s new solar-powered data centre will further lead to the digital transformation of government and private organisations in the country, reinforcing their efforts to upgrade their infrastructure in order to keep pace with new Fourth Industrial Revolution trends.
Furthermore, the data centre seeks to establish a global benchmark for energy efficiency and the use of green technologies. By using smart and eco-friendly technologies, the facility will enable business enterprises in the region to unlock new efficiencies.