Moro Hub, a digital service provider owned by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has partnered with the US-based tech company International Business Machines to initiate IBM Power Systems as a cloud service for the first time in Dubai.
The new cloud service rollout will support companies to improve their performance with high data processing speeds while lowering the operating costs as well as power consumption.
Under the partnership, Moro Hub will conduct the IBM Power Systems in its secure data center in Dubai and offer it as a cloud-based service in a subscription model. Government entities and enterprises will be able to enjoy long-lasting benefits of added value in their data residency and protection requirements.
According to the global research firm Gartner, by 2022 the growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will surpass that of non-cloud traditional IT offerings. Further, it added that companies that promote IT spending on cloud adoption will be the prime beneficiaries of the upcoming next-generation, disruptive business models.
With the IBM Power Systems, customers will be able to build the base for analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) and thus transform their company’s IT infrastructures.
According to reports about 80 percent of the Fortune 100 companies have already started running the IBM Power Systems in their most mission-critical workloads.
“The collaboration reinforces our leadership as a cloud services provider in the region. Moro Hub’s clients now have a unique opportunity to benefit from a high-performance cloud service based on IBM technology. Businesses in the region seek true innovations to differentiate themselves in the market as digital transformation strategies take increasing precedence. Our objective remains to be the digital partner of choice for our clients.”
Commenting on this partnership, the General Manager of IBM Middle East and Pakistan, Hossam Seif El-Din, stated that “ IBM Power Systems will enable governments and businesses to transform their existing IT landscape to modern and advanced infrastructure. Providing Power Systems as a service will not only enable customers to benefit from the cloud’s on-demand elasticity but consume and pay for the service as and when needed.”