A SOLAR-POWERED DATA CENTER FACILITY
Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has just announced the inauguration of its green data center in Dubai.
The TIER III-Certified data center facility is located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, and is to feature 100% renewable energy, a capacity exceeding 100 megawatts (MW), as well as an area that is above 16,000 square meters.
Claimed to be recognized as the world’s largest solar-powered data center by the Guinness World Records, the green data center is designed to offer digital products and services using Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, such as cloud services, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), among others.
“The launch of the green data center embodies Dubai and the UAE’s commitment to harness innovation and adopt the principles of sustainability in providing services to citizens and residents. It also reflects the significant role played by public-private partnerships in Dubai’s strategic projects,” said His Excellency Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General of Digital Dubai.
“The project is a bright sign in Dubai’s journey towards a sustainable future that takes into account environmental needs. 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.”
According to the company, 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. Also in attendance is His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai.
Dubai also recently witness the ground breaking ceremony of two new data center projects, precisely located in Dubai Design District and Ibn Battuta owned by Khazna Data Centers. As announced, the new facilities are expected to deliver a joint load capacity of 43MW, aimed at meeting current and future needs for digital infrastructure, digital resiliency and digital transformation journeys.