World’s Largest Solar-Powered Data Center Opens in Dubai

World’s Largest Solar-Powered Data Center Opens in Dubai

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, on Thursday, inaugurated the world’s largest solar-powered data center of Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC (Moro Hub).

Located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world, the Uptime TIER III-Certified data centre, has a capacity exceeding 100 megawatts (MW). Its area will exceed 16,000 square metres. 

Moro Hub signed agreements with key technology partners and customers including Dell Technologies, Microsoft, Huawei, VMWare, Emirates NBD, Digital Dubai Authority, and Dubai Islamic Bank.

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“With a world-class low-carbon information technology infrastructure powered by solar energy, the data centre supports the goal of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050 to generate 100 percent of its energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA.

The green data centre offers 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 solar-powered data centre will enable global hyper-scalers to access carbon-free computing and help organisations reduce their carbon footprint.

This article was posted on UAEMoments

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