Sheikh Hamdan opens Moro Hub’s solar-powered data center 

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Moro Hub opens green data center
Sheikh Hamdan inaugurates MoroHub green data center

Data Hub Integrated Solutions (Moro Hub), a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has launched its green data center at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world.

The opening event featured 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. The facility has been recognized as the largest solar-powered data center by the Guinness World Records.

Sheikh Hamdan opens MoroHub data center
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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, opened the green data center in the presence of Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dewa.

Following the launch, Sheikh Hamdan toured the facility where he was briefed by Mr. Al Tayer on the facility’s integrated solutions designed to provide next-generation services in the areas of digital transformation, cloud and hosting services, cybersecurity, smart cities, IoT services and professional and managed services, as well as Moro services supported by ChatGPT technology.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer_Moro Hub green data center
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“Moro Hub’s solar-powered data center also supports our efforts to achieve the targets of the Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative. Moro Hub has always been a frontrunner in promoting digital transformation and sustainability as well as enhancing its integrated solutions to help organizations and companies reach net-zero carbon emissions. It reflects our commitment to support the development of a sustainable economy and our efforts to transform Dubai into a global green economy hub.”

This initiative is particularly significant since it comes in a year in which the UAE is hosting the largest international climate conference, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28).

Moro Hub’s green data center features ground-breaking solutions from Dell Technologies, Microsoft and Huawei including the latest advances in the Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity, Digital Twin Technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cyber Recovery as a Service, Consulting & Professional Services, Managed Services, Residency Services, Network as a Service and Moro Open Cloud.

Using 100 percent renewable energy, the Uptime TIER III-Certified data center has a capacity exceeding 100 megawatts (MW). Its area will exceed 16,000 sq m, Mr. Al Tayer added.

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