Sheikh Hamdan opens the largest solar-powered data center in Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan

The new Moro Hub facility is entirely powered by renewable energy, and the data center has a capacity of more than 100 MW.

Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, officially opened the green data center of Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC (Moro Hub), a division of Digital Dewa, on Thursday.

Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, officially opened the green data center of Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC (Moro Hub), a division of Digital Dewa, on Thursday.

At the inaugural ceremony, contracts were signed between Moro Hub and its most important technology clients and partners, including Dell Technologies, Microsoft, Huawei, VMWare, Emirates NBD, Digital Dubai Authority, and Dubai Islamic Bank.

His Highness Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the Managing Director and CEO of Dewa, welcomed Sheikh Hamdan to the location of the green data center.

Shaikh Hamdan visited the green data center after the ceremony. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer gave him a briefing on the integrated solutions the facility has developed to deliver next-generation services in the fields of digital transformation, cloud and hosting services, cybersecurity, smart cities, IoT services, professional and managed services, as well as Moro services supported by ChatGPT technology.

His Highness’s concept served as the blueprint for the construction of the largest solar-powered data center in the world. The new center is yet another accomplishment that increases the UAE’s status as a key player in developing sustainability and the green economy, according to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The center is a superb example of how to merge digital and energy technologies. Saeed Mohammed Tayer stated that the data center “supports the goal of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050 to generate 100% of its energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050 with a world-class low-carbon information technology infrastructure powered by solar energy.”

“Moro Hub’s solar-powered data center aids in our attempts to meet the objectives of the strategic initiative’s Net Zero by 2050 goal. The Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the largest international climate meeting, is being held in the UAE this year, making this endeavor extremely relevant. The new data center demonstrates our dedication to promoting the growth of a sustainable economy and our initiatives to make Dubai a center for the green economy on a global scale. In addition to advancing its integrated solutions to assist organizations and businesses in achieving net-zero carbon emissions, Moro Hub has always been a leader in supporting digital transformation and sustainability.

The creation of a new sustainable ecosystem incorporating cutting-edge solar energy and storage technology, AI systems, and sustainability practices will be significantly aided by the solar-powered data center. Additionally, it will make carbon-free computing available to worldwide hyper-scalers and aid organizations in lowering their carbon impact.

 

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